UK Retail Prices

Published 26 May 15

UK Retail Price Movements

Below are the latest weekly price checks completed by ESA for the week ending 24 May 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)

 

 

 

13/05/15

20/05/15

 

Liquid Milk

Liquid Milk Retail

4 pints

103

103

n/c

 

Liquid Milk Doorstep 1

1 pint

81

81

n/c

Cream

Fresh Double Cream

600ml

168

166

-2*

Butter

Butter Anchor

250g

169

170

+1**

Butter Country Life

250g

158

155

-3*

Kerry Gold Butter

250g

154

154

n/c

Lurpak

250g

169

169

n/c

Cheese-Cheddar

Budget Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

538

538

n/c

English Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

678

678

n/c

Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

1Kg

867

902

+35**

Anchor Mature Cheddar

1Kg

857

965

+108**

Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar

1Kg

714

809

+95**

Seriously Strong Cheddar

1Kg

924

866

-58**

Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar (Rich & Creamy)

1Kg

829

804

-25**

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

UK – ESA Prices collected 20 May 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 April 2015 the RPI increased by 0.35% compared with March and is 0.90% higher than at the same month last year. The fresh milk price index decreased by 0.26% on the previous month and decreased on the year by 5.21%. The butter index increased on the month by 4.03% and decreased on the year by 2.63%. Cheese saw a decrease on the month of 0.69% and a decrease of 2.76% on the year.

PRODUCT PRICE INDICES

 

Apr-15

compared with

compared with

1 month before

12 months before

RPI price index

258.0

0.35%

0.90%

Fresh Milk

231.0

-0.26%

-5.21%

Butter

325.3

4.03%

-2.63%

Cheese

246.3

-0.69%

-2.76%

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)