Butter boosts retail dairy growth

Published 22 July 19

Growth in the retail dairy market picked up slightly in the 12 weeks to 16 June, after successive periods of decline. The total value of sales of dairy products* in the period rose by 1.0% year on year to £2.4 billion, in-line with wider grocery uplift.

Most dairy categories grew in value year-on-year with the exception of fromage frais.  Butter sales saw the largest uplift in volume (+4.1%) and total spend (+5.6%), despite a small increase in the average price. Growth in the sales value of cream, cheese, yogurt and yogurt drinks was also positive, but lower than the previous 12-week period.

(All data from Kantar Worldpanel, 12 w/e 16 June 2019).

Annual change in retail sales

*Excludes lards and eggs

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