UK Retail Prices

Published 20 October 14

UK Retail Price Movements

Below are the latest weekly price checks completed by ESA for the week ending 19th October 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

 

 

 

15/10/14

08/10/14

 

Liquid Milk

Liquid Milk Retail

4 pints

113

114

-1**

 

Liquid Milk Doorstep 1

1 pint

79

79

n/c

Cream

Fresh Double Cream

600ml

168

166

+2*

Butter

Butter Anchor

250g

181

181

n/c

Butter Country Life

250g

164

151

+13**

Kerry Gold Butter

250g

163

162

+1*/**

Lurpak

250g

179

179

n/c

Cheese-Cheddar

Budget Mild Cheddar Own Label

1Kg

559

559

n/c

Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

1Kg

1179

1179

n/c

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

1004

1062

-58*

Seriously Strong Cheddar

1Kg

916

916

n/c

Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar (Rich & Creamy)

1Kg

864

864

n/c

UK – ESA Prices collected 15 October 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

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 September 2014 the RPI increased by 0.2% compared to August and remains higher than at the same point last year. The fresh milk price index remained static on the previous month and decreased on the year. The butter index decreased on the month, but remains higher than a year ago, and cheese saw an increase on both the month and the year.

PRODUCT PRICE INDICES

 

September 2014

compared with
1 month before

compared with
12 months before

RPI price index

257.6

+0.2%

+2.3%

Fresh Milk

241.1

0.0%

-2.4%

Butter

325.2

-2.6%

+3.3%

Cheese

252.3

+0.2%

+3.6%

 Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)