UK Retail Prices

Published 14 April 14

UK Retail Price Movements

Below are the latest weekly price check completed by ESA for the week ending 13 April 2014. 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

02/04/2014

09/04/2014

Liquid Milk

Liquid Milk Retail

4 pint

117

117

n/c

 

Liquid Milk Doorstep1

1 pint

79

79

n/c

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream

Fresh double cream

600ml

164

164

n/c

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butter

Butter Anchor

250g

180

180

n/c

 

Butter Country Life

250g

159

158

-1p**

 

Kerry Gold Butter

250g

146

155

+9p**

 

Lurpak

250g

172

174

+2p**

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheese-Cheddar

Budget Mild Cheddar Own Label

Kg

581

568

-13p**

 

Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

Kg

1256

1347

+91p**

 

English Mild Cheddar Own Label

Kg

730

721

-9p**

 

Lake District Cheese Co Mature Cheddar

Kg

1067

1067

n/c

 

Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar

Kg

1054

1054

n/c

 

Seriously Strong Cheddar

Kg

1207

1068

-139p**

 

Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar (Rich & Creamy)

Kg

890

956

+66p*

1Sourced from www.milkandmore.co.uk/UK – ESA Prices collected 9 April 2014

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

**Price/promotional changes have taken place, listed price also impacted by change in retailers stocking the product

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 February 2014 the RPI increased by 1.6 points compared to last month and remains higher than at the same point last year. The butter price index saw the largest change among the dairy products, increasing by 19.8 points from the previous month. Both the fresh milk price index and cheese price index marginally increased from last month, by 0.4 points and 0.8 respectively.

PRODUCT PRICE INDICES

 

February 2014

compared with
  1 month before

compared with
  12 months before

RPI price index

254.2

+0.63%

+2.67%

Fresh Milk

250.1

+0.16%

+1.83%

Butter

338.8

+6.20%

+8.66%

Cheese

252.4

+0.32%

+7.04%

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)