A bid for Hazlewood Foods is widely expected this week as the consortium believed to have approached the convenience food company last month is thought to have finished going through Hazlewood's books. "You can pretty much take it as read that the consortium led by former Hillsdown chief Michael Teacher is talking to Hazlewood," said one analyst. Teacher's consortium is backed by private equity group Legal & General Ventures. Greencore, Uniq, Teacher's consortium and another private equity backed venture led by former Geest ceo David Sugden have all been touted as potential bidders, but speculation concerning a Uniq bid has died down in recent weeks. {{NEWS }}