Heinz is reportedly considering a $200m bid for the pickle and barbecue sauces businesses of US firm Vlasic Foods International. Vlasic has a 34% share of the domestic pickle market would give Heinz considerable clout on the category as well as complementing its sauces and condiments businesses. Heinz is also favourite to snap up Unilever disposals put on the market to satisfy regulators after the acquisition of Bestfoods. Brands up for grabs include Oxo and Batchelors in the UK. "I expect that Heinz will go for the UK bits," said one analyst. "It's going to have to be broken up." {{NEWS }}