Sullivans announces partnership with Vance Kitira Candles

Vance Kitira Partnership

Sioux Falls, SD ­ December 14, 2020

SULLIVAN, INC., ( an industry leading designer and distributor of home décor products, permanent botanicals, giftware and seasonal holiday decorations, announces it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for the Vance Kitira line of real flame candles.

For over 30 years, Vance Kitira Candles have been a staple in stores and homes because they are clean-burning, environmentally friendly, scentless candles with unsurpassed production quality standards. “We’ve been searching for the right partner to take us into the next 30 years of Vance Kitira excellence, and Sullivans is the ideal partner," said Vance Kitira, CEO and founder of his namesake company.

Sullivans will fully manage and distribute all Vance Kitira candle products for the US and Canadian markets effective January 1, 2021. “I’ll continue to design the collection, but I am excited our customers will be able to benefit from Sullivans’ promotional programs and all the opportunities for new product development,” said Kitira.

Vance Kitira candles are known for their iconic pear-shaped candles and as the original creator of hand-poured, distress-textured candles. The pear and Timber® candles are best-sellers across the industry because their food-grade paraffin wax has been treated to remove impurities and color. The result is a wax that is as clear as water, odorless, smokeless, and the entire candle glows while burning.

Thousands of customers nationwide have come to appreciate the high standards of beauty and production quality of Vance Kitira candles. “They fill a void in the candle market for clean-burning, environmentally-friendly, scentless candles,” said Tom Russo, CEO of Sullivans. “Now, these same standards are teamed with Sullivans' rich history and unrivaled customer service to create a very unique opportunity moving forward."

Sullivans now offers leading branded lines of both real flame and flameless candles, as Vance Kitira joins our existing Candle Impressions® LED offering. Together, these brands will satisfy customers' candle needs for all decors and occasions.

Vance Kitira candles are launching with Sullivan’s Holiday 2021 line and their Virtual Market. This new launch, presenting hundreds of Holiday 2021 products, features 3 new Harvest themes, 10 new Christmas themes, and brand-new puzzles from the Darren Gygi home collection.

There are multiple options to explore the virtual showrooms: buyers can walkthrough new themes with our lead designers and learn about the latest trends; browse look books to see products in multiple settings to better visualize how the product will look in stores and homes; and buyers can even shop the showroom from the convenience of their screen.

The Virtual Market and show specials are now live at

About Sullivans, Inc.:

Home Begins Here, with more than 2,000 new home décor products introduced. On December 14, Sullivans is introducing 13 new themes and almost 1,200 new Seasonal and Fall SKUs to the retail trade, featuring on-trend, one-of-a-kind ornaments, containers, wall art, botanicals and novelty, plus much more. Due to social distancing protocols, Sullivans is launching a highly interactive virtual market to offer buyers a free, convenient way to browse and purchase products online or they can view the line in one of their four showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas and Sioux Falls. For more information on Sullivans, visit, call 800.456.4568 or contact your local sales representative. 

Vance Kitira Collage