SuperPretzels Maker Takes on ConAgra’s ‘Frozen Handheld’ Division; Nathan’s Famous Hot-Dog-Eating Contest Installs a Glass Ceiling For Female Contestants

• Pennsauken-based J & J Snack Foods Corp., makers of SuperPretzels, Icee and Slush Puppie products, is acquiring the “frozen handheld” division of ConAgra Foods. [Food Processing]

• Bethlehem’s Sands Casino is betting on a new hotel for increased revenue. [CBS Philly]

• A couple of winemakers marketing to frazzled mothers are fighting over the word “Mommy” on labels. Maybe everyone just needs to calm down and have a nice glass of Pinot, hmmm? [West Law News & Insight]

• April Fools, again? An upcoming VH1 reality show, Famous Food, will feature Heidi Montag, Ashley Dupré, and other people who probably don’t really eat launching a restaurant. [Popwatch/EW]

• Nathan’s Famous hot-dog-eating contest on Coney Island will separate the women from the men this year, though, in keeping with pervasive wage disparities, the ladies’ prize is a measly $5,000 compared to $20,000 for the men. [CNN]

• Turns out the biggest losers might be viewers of shows about weight loss: A study shows that looking at fat people can cause the beholder to gain weight. [Healthland/Time]

SuperPretzels Maker Takes on ConAgra’s ‘Frozen Handheld’