Snack synergy: Lance agrees to merge with Snyder's

December 2, 2010 1:03:00 PM PST
The peanut butter and cheese crackers of Lance Inc. are just one vote away from being combined with the pretzels of Snyder's of Hanover Inc. as the companies aim to form the country's No. 2 producer of salty snacks after PepsiCo Inc.'s Frito-Lay division.