UK Retail Prices

Published 19 January 15

UK Retail Price Movements

Below are the latest weekly price checks completed by ESA for the week ending 25 January 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. Anchor Mature Cheddar has replaced Lake District Cheese Co. Mature Cheddar in the top 5 selling brands.

Dairy Category

Item

Quantity

Last Week's Price (p)

This Week's Price (p)

Week on Week Difference (p)

 

 

 

14/01/15

21/01/15

 

Liquid Milk

Liquid Milk Retail

4 pints

112

112

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

176

176

n/c

Butter Country Life

250g

162

155

-7**

Kerry Gold Butter

250g

160

160

n/c

Lurpak

250g

178

178

n/c

Cheese-Cheddar

Budget Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

559

559

n/c

Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

1Kg

937

847

-89**

English Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

730

730

n/c

Anchor Mature Cheddar

1Kg

1054

946

-107**

Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar

1Kg

1167

1167

n/c

Seriously Strong Cheddar

1Kg

1042

1042

n/c

Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar (Rich & Creamy)

1Kg

807

716

-91**

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

UK – ESA Prices collected 21 January 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 December 2014 the RPI increased by 0.16% compared with November and is 1.62% higher than at the same month last year. The fresh milk price index increased by 0.25% on the previous month but decreased on the year by 2.94%. The butter index increased on the month by 3.15% and also on the year by 4.57%. Cheese saw a decrease on the month of 0.87% but an increase on the year.

PRODUCT PRICE INDICES

 

December 2014

compared with

compared with

1 month before

12 months before

RPI price index

257.5

0.16%

1.62%

Fresh Milk

240.9

0.25%

-2.94%

Butter

333.8

3.15%

4.57%

Cheese

251.4

-0.87%

1.66%

 Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)