As National Dairy Month begins, retailers start to promote butter, ice cream, yogurt
There are fewer ads for cottage cheese, sour cream and cream cheese. Ads for yogurt rose 71% in a week.
Butter and ice cream are among dairy products gaining ad volume as June dairy month opened, according to the USDA’s Dairy Market News for the week ended Friday, June 5.
The ad volume percentage change, national weighted average advertised price and price change from last week are, respectively:
- One-pound butter, +65%, $3.05, -13 cents
- 48 to -64-ounce ice cream, +8%, $2.97, +2 cents
Other products among those losing ad volumes are:
- 16 oz. cottage cheese, -10%, $2.34 +8 cents
- 16 oz. sour cream, -41%, $1.51, -3 cents
- 8 oz. cream cheese, -2%, $2.06, +23 cents
A half-pound of cheese rose 15 cents in a week but is cheaper than last year
The U.S. average advertised price for 8 ounce cheese blocks, $2.38, is up 15 cents from one week ago, and down 6 cents from a year ago; 8 ounce shredded cheese at $2.41, is 7 cents above a week ago and 4 cents above one year ago. Total cheese ad numbers are down 1% from last week.
Greek yogurt prices hold steady for the week and year
The average price of 4-6 ounce Greek yogurt, $.98, is down 1 cent from last week, but even with a year ago. Yogurt in 4-6 ounce packages averages 46 cents, up 2 cents from last week but down 5 cents from a year ago. Total yogurt ad numbers increased 71% from last week.
A half-gallon of organic milk costs $1.81 more than conventional milk
The organic - conventional half gallon milk price spread is $1.81. The price spread is the difference between the national weighted average conventional milk price for half gallons, $1.88, and the average for organic half gallon milk, $3.69.