Greencore has sold Hazlewood's horticulture division Van Heyningen Bros to Humber Growers as it presses on with rationalisation and restructuring. The sale was expected as Greencore slims down its portfolio to make the combined company a "lean, mean, growth oriented machine". The new focus is on sandwiches, chilled pizza, quiches, sauces and bakery. The disposal follows the recent sale of Hazlewood's FH Lee paper company and ready meals plants at Dunstable and Wrexham, and further disposals are expected throughout the year. Under the £15m deal, Greencore will retain one site at Littlehampton which it will rent to Humber. - See page 18 {{NEWS }}