UK Retail Prices

Published 20 April 15

UK Retail Price Movements

Below are the latest weekly price checks completed by ESA for the week ending 19 April 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)

 

 

 

08/04/15

15/04/15

 

Liquid Milk

Liquid Milk Retail

4 pints

104

103

-1*

 

Liquid Milk Doorstep 1

1 pint

81

81

n/c

Cream

Fresh Double Cream

600ml

163

163

n/c

Butter

Butter Anchor

250g

171

165

-6**

Butter Country Life

250g

159

159

n/c

Kerry Gold Butter

250g

158

158

n/c

Lurpak

250g

172

172

n/c

Cheese-Cheddar

Budget Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

547

547

n/c

Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

1Kg

994

994

n/c

English Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

685

681

-4**

Anchor Mature Cheddar

1Kg

982

857

-125**

Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar

1Kg

714

714

n/c

Seriously Strong Cheddar

1Kg

1029

1029

n/c

Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar (Rich & Creamy)

1Kg

742

722

-20**

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

UK – ESA Prices collected 15 April 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 March 2015 the RPI increased by 0.16% compared with February and is 0.90% higher than at the same month last year. The fresh milk price index increased by 1.22% on the previous month and decreased on the year by 4.85%. The butter index decreased on the month by 4.31% and decreased on the year by 7.21%. Cheese saw an increase on the month of 2.23% and a decrease of 2.13% on the year.

PRODUCT PRICE INDICES

 

Mar-15

compared with

compared with

1 month before

12 months before

RPI price index

257.1

0.16%

0.90%

Fresh Milk

231.6

1.22%

-4.85%

Butter

312.7

-4.31%

-7.21%

Cheese

248.0

2.23%

-2.13%

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)