UK Retail Prices

Published 18 August 14

UK Retail Price Movements

Below are the latest weekly price check completed by ESA for the week ending 17 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

06/08/2014

13/08/2014

Liquid Milk

Liquid Milk Retail

4 pint

117

114

-3p**

 

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

164

164

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

559

n/c

 

Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

Kg

1154

1281

+127p**

 

English Mild Cheddar Own Label

Kg

719

719

n/c

 

Lake District Cheese Co Mature Cheddar

Kg

1037

927

-110p*

 

Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar

Kg

1312

1193

-119p**

 

Seriously Strong Cheddar

Kg

1083

958

-125p**

 

Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar (Rich & Creamy)

Kg

864

864

n/c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK – ESA Prices collected 13 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 June 2014 the RPI increased by 0.4 points compared to last month and remains higher than at the same point last year. The fresh milk price index saw a fall of 1.5 points from the previous month. The butter index rose by 4.2 points, while the cheese price index also increased by 2.3 points. 

PRODUCT PRICE INDICES

 

June 2014

compared with
1 month before

compared with
12 months before

RPI price index

256.3

+0.16%

+2.64%

Fresh Milk

242.1

-0.62%

-1.71%

Butter

334.9

+1.27%

+6.52%

Cheese

253.9

+0.91%

+6.32%

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)