UK Retail Prices

Published 29 September 14

UK Retail Price Movements

Below are the latest weekly price check completed by ESA for the week ending 28th September 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

     

24/09/14

17/09/14

 

Liquid Milk

Liquid Milk Retail

4 pints

114

114

n/c

 

Liquid Milk Doorstep 1

1 pint

79

79

n/c

Cream

Fresh Double Cream

600ml

166

165

+1**

Butter

Butter Anchor

250g

175

181

-6**

Butter Country Life

250g

158

158

n/c

Kerry Gold Butter

250g

158

158

n/c

Lurpak

250g

179

179

n/c

Cheese-Cheddar

Budget Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

559

571

-12**

Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

1Kg

954

1046

-92**

English Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

727

726

+1*

Lake District Cheese Co Mature Cheddar

1Kg

927

927

n/c

Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar

1Kg

1288

1288

n/c

Seriously Strong Cheddar

1Kg

994

994

n/c

Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar (Rich & Creamy)

1Kg

864

864

n/c

UK – ESA Prices collected 24 September 2014

1Sourced from www.milkandmore.co.uk

* 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 August 2014 the RPI increased by 0.4% compared to last month and remains higher than at the same point last year. The fresh milk price index decreased by 0.4% on the previous month. The butter index remained static, while the cheese price index increased by 1%.

PRODUCT PRICE INDICES

 

August 2014

compared with
1 month before

compared with
12 months before

RPI price index

257.0

+0.4%

+2.4%

Fresh Milk

241.2

-0.4%

-2.7%

Butter

333.9

0%

+6.3%

Cheese

251.7

+1.0%

+1.2%

 Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)