MADISON, Wis. — Cheese curds and beer are a snacking tradition in Wisconsin, and one Hy-Vee location here has found that a simple cross-promotion can help boost sales of both. The promotion actually began as the solution to a merchandising dilemma. Cheese curds — the “young” bits of cheese that are usually milled, pressed and then aged to make cheddar — had always been a popular impulse item at the location. Shoppers would grab them up from tabletop displays ...

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