Candles Shine a Light on Our Cultural Concerns

Waxy scented clues about our societal values, attitudes and fears

If you heard about a company making a $6.5 million expansion, with a 20,000 square-foot research and development lab for prototyping, your head would likely to go to many places; maybe burgeoning tech, or some innovative new product. But it probably did not think of Yankee Candle. The world’s largest candle company —…