Downtown Franklin is getting a Kilwins Chocolates store at some point this year. Richel Albright at Franklin Homepage says the Michigan-based company will fill a prime Main Street spot occupied until late last year by a salon and day spa. Kilwins' only other Tennessee location is in Gatlinburg, but the company runs about 90 stores around the country.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store executives say the first products under their licensing agreement with a unit of Smithfield Foods will hit store shelves next week. The starting lineup includes several types of bacon, spiral ham and four types of lunch meat. More info here.