SOLON, Ohio (AP) — Nestle Prepared Foods Co. said Monday that it is moving its Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets business from Englewood, Colo. to its headquarters in Solon, Ohio.
The company, which is a division of Nestle USA, employees about 70 people at the Colorado site to support the sale of the frozen sandwich products, according to Nestle spokeswoman Roz Hearn. The majority of the employees are being offered the opportunity to relocate to Ohio, Hearn said. The company is also eliminating some jobs but declined to disclose how many.
The company said the move was intended to help the company's teams and services work more closely together.
Nestle's U.S. corporate functions are based in Solon, Ohio, along with its prepared foods business, which includes products such as Nestle Toll House baking goods and Stouffer's and Lean Cuisine frozen meals. The company employees more than 1,900 people there.
The company acquired Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets in 2002 from Chef America.
Nestle USA is part of Nestle S.A., the world's largest food and beverage company, which is based in Switzerland.