Austin, Minn.-based Hormel Foods (hormelfoods.com) rolls out a “first-of-its-kind” Pretzel Bites and Cheese Tray ideal for up to four people. Each 8.1-ounce tray includes 4 ounces of soft pretzel bites, 4 ounces of cheddar cheese sauce and a packet of sea salt. Sold in the refrigerated section, it can go from fridge to microwave to table in minutes. Trays are packed six to a case and are expected to retail for $6.99 to $7.99 apiece.
Lineage Logistics is acquiring Quebec-based Marc Villeneuve Inc. Last year it acquired Ontario Refrigerated Services. When the acquisition closes, Lineage will employee 150 people in