UK Retail Prices

Published 22 April 14

UK Retail Price Movements

Below are the latest weekly price check completed by ESA for the week ending 20 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

09/04/2014

16/04/2014

Liquid Milk

Liquid Milk Retail

4 pint

117

120

+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

158

158

n/c

 

Kerry Gold Butter

250g

155

155

n/c

 

Lurpak

250g

174

174

n/c

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheese-Cheddar

Budget Mild Cheddar Own Label

Kg

568

568

n/c

 

Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

Kg

1347

1357

+10p**

 

English Mild Cheddar Own Label

Kg

721

723

+2p**

 

Lake District Cheese Co Mature Cheddar

Kg

1067

1067

n/c

 

Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar

Kg

1054

1122

+68p*

 

Seriously Strong Cheddar

Kg

1068

1112

+44p*/**

 

Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar (Rich & Creamy)

Kg

956

955

-1p**

UK – ESA Prices collected 16 April 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 March 2014 the RPI increased by 0.6 points compared to last month and remains higher than at the same point last year. The fresh milk price index saw the largest change among the dairy products, decreasing by 6.7 points from the previous month. The butter index also fell, by 1.8 points, while the cheese price index increased by 1.0 point.

PRODUCT   PRICE INDICES

 

March   2014

compared   with
  1 month before

compared   with
  12 months before

RPI   price index

254.8

+0.24%

+2.45%

Fresh   Milk

243.4

-2.68%

-0.86%

Butter

337.0

-0.53%

+9.67%

Cheese

253.4

+0.40%

+5.45%

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)