UK Retail Prices

Published 1 September 14

UK Retail Price Movements

Below are the latest weekly price check completed by ESA for the week ending 31 August 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

20/08/2014

27/08/2014

Liquid Milk

Liquid Milk Retail

4 pint

114

114

n/c

 

Liquid Milk Doorstep1

1 pint

79

79

n/c

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream

Fresh double cream

600ml

162

162

n/c

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butter

Butter Anchor

250g

180

180

n/c

 

Butter Country Life

250g

159

159

n/c

 

Kerry Gold Butter

250g

160

160

n/c

 

Lurpak

250g

179

179

n/c

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheese-Cheddar

Budget Mild Cheddar Own Label

Kg

559

571

+12**

 

Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

Kg

1281

1199

-82**

 

English Mild Cheddar Own Label

Kg

719

694

-25**

 

Lake District Cheese Co Mature Cheddar

Kg

927

927

n/c

 

Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar

Kg

1193

1341

+148**

 

Seriously Strong Cheddar

Kg

943

935

-8*

 

Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar (Rich & Creamy)

Kg

865

865

n/c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK – ESA Prices collected 27 August 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 July 2014 the RPI decreased by 0.3 points compared to last month and remains higher than at the same point last year. The fresh milk price index remained static on the previous month. The butter index fell by 1.0 point, while the cheese price index also fell by 4.6 points. 

PRODUCT PRICE INDICES

 

July 2014

compared with
1 month before

compared with
12 months before

RPI price index

256

-0.12%

+2.52%

Fresh Milk

242.1

0%

-1.67%

Butter

333.9

-0.3%

+7.23%

Cheese

249.3

-1.81%

+3.70%

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)