UK Retail Prices

Published 15 December 14

UK Retail Price Movements

Below are the latest weekly price checks completed by ESA for the week ending 7 December 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

This Week's Price (p)

Last Week's Price (p)

Week on Week Difference (p)

 

 

 

10/12/14

03/12/14

 

Liquid Milk

Liquid Milk Retail

4 pints

113

113

n/c

 

Liquid Milk Doorstep 1

1 pint

79

79

n/c

Cream

Fresh Double Cream

600ml

163

163

n/c

Butter

Butter Anchor

250g

178

178

n/c

Butter Country Life

250g

159

159

n/c

Kerry Gold Butter

250g

163

163

n/c

Lurpak

250g

179

179

n/c

Cheese-Cheddar

Budget Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

559

559

n/c

Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

1Kg

920

1102

-182**

English Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

730

730

n/c

Lake District Cheese Co Mature Cheddar

1Kg

927

927

n/c

Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar

1Kg

867

1136

-269*/**

Seriously Strong Cheddar

1Kg

1078

1021

+57*

Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar (Rich & Creamy)

1Kg

864

778

+86**

UK – ESA Prices collected 10 December 2014

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

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

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 October 2014 the RPI increased by 0.04% compared with September and remains higher than at the same point last year. The fresh milk price index increased by 0.50% on the previous month but decreased on the year. The butter index increased on the month by 1.97% and remains higher than a year ago, and cheese saw a decrease on the month of 2.7% but an increase on the year.

PRODUCT PRICE INDICES

 

October 2014

compared with
1 month before

compared with
12 months before

RPI price index

257.7

+0.04%

+2.30%

Fresh Milk

242.3

+0.50%

-2.10%

Butter

331.6

+1.97%

+4.34%

Cheese

245.5

-2.70%

+0.20%

 Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)