UK Retail Prices

Published 2 March 15

UK Retail Price Movements

Below are the latest weekly price checks completed by ESA for the week ending 1 March 2015. It highlights price movements across key dairy categories. Shown below are the top 5 selling Cheddar cheese brands and the top 4 butter brands as recorded by Kantar Worldpanel volume sales.

Dairy Category

Item

Quantity

Last Week's Price (p)

This Week's Price (p)

Week on Week Difference (p)

 

 

 

18/02/15

25/02/15

 

Liquid Milk

Liquid Milk Retail

4 pints

108

108

n/c

 

Liquid Milk Doorstep 1

1 pint

81

81

n/c

Cream

Fresh Double Cream

600ml

165

165

n/c

Butter

Butter Anchor

250g

174

176

+2**

Butter Country Life

250g

159

159

n/c

Kerry Gold Butter

250g

160

160

n/c

Lurpak

250g

178

178

n/c

Cheese-Cheddar

Budget Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

572

572

n/c

Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

1Kg

838

838

n/c

English Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

730

699

-31**

Anchor Mature Cheddar

1Kg

911

732

-179**

Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar

1Kg

1022

1142

+120*

Seriously Strong Cheddar

1Kg

1079

1079

n/c

Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar (Rich & Creamy)

1Kg

762

762

n/c

Note: week on week differences in table may not agree with values, due to rounding to the nearest pence.

UK – ESA Prices collected 25 February 2015.

1Sourced from www.milkandmore.co.uk

* Listed price change due to change in retailers stocking the product

**Price/promotional changes have taken place.

n/c no change

Please note from April 2011 retail price data is sourced from ESA market research, previously the data was collected by DIN consulting. Whilst comparisons cannot be made between the new and previous data sources, information on retail prices collected from DIN consulting can be accessed by clicking on the retail prices 2000 to 2011.

UK Dairy Product Retail Price Indices

In January 2015 the RPI decreased by 0.82% compared with December and is 1.11% higher than at the same month last year. The fresh milk price index decreased by 3.74% on the previous month and decreased on the year by 7.13%. The butter index decreased on the month by 3.68% but increased on the year by 0.78%. Cheese saw a increase on the month of 0.24% and an increase of 0.16% on the year.

PRODUCT PRICE INDICES

 

Jan-15

compared with

compared with

1 month before

12 months before

RPI price index

255.4

-0.82%

1.11%

Fresh Milk

231.9

-3.74%

-7.13%

Butter

321.5

-3.68%

0.78%

Cheese

252.0

0.24%

0.16%

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)