Micronesia, Federated States of
3.5.1 Micronesia Food Suppliers


Other than fish and coconut products (and very limited chicken, pork and traditional vegetables such as taro and breadfruit at local community market level) FSM imports all food goods Food is retailed through 4 main  supermarkets in the retail space and provide small wholesaling function attached to their main retail form of business. These super markets Palm Terrace, A One mart, Ace and Yoshies are the main food importers into the country. There are also small grocery retailers in Pohnpei and less so in other states. They can, along with other local entrepreneurs import additional food stocks if required. There is no food processing industry in FSM. 

All supermarkets sell dairy, meat products, rice, sugar, oils. Cereals and pulses are imported in a much more limited way however they are available. 

For more information on food supplier contact details, please see the following link: 4.10 Micronesia Supplier Contact List

Retail Sector

The primary retail sector is by way of four local supermarkets located in main centres who are direct importers of their products and compete with each other. There are many small owner operated convenience stores throughout the urban areas. There are no global retailers. 

Types of Retailers Available

Type of Retailer



Supermarket – concentrates mainly in supplying a range of food, beverage, cleaning and sanitation products; have significant purchasing power; are often part of national/regional/global chains.


Convenience Store/Mini Market – medium sized shop; offers a more limited range of products than supermarkets; usually has good/stable purchasing power; may be part of chain or cooperative.


Permanent shop with strong supply capacity individually/family owned store; usually offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; good storage and reliable supply options.


Permanent shop with limited supply capacity individually/family owned store; offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; limited storage and unstable supply options.


Mobile Shop/Market Stand individually/family owned store; usually offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; may be found at outdoor markets, camps or unstable environments.



Ace (Leo Store), Palm Terrace, Yoshies, A-One Super Mart, Ace Office Supply, INS are local suppliers and stock similar or the same items. They are well established and stable businesses Wholesale suppliers are by and large the same retail supermarket companies as listed in the retail section. All and have been established between 9-20 years  ACE since 1942 

Supplier Overview

Company Name

Ace ( Leo Store) 

Palm Terrace 


A-One SuperMart 

Ace Office Supplies 



Kolonia, Pohnpei

Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity?



Does the supplier have its own retail capacity?


Yes supplies direct to public

Does the supplier have its own transport capacity?

Yes limited

Does the supplier have its own storage facilities?

Yes but small

Approximate Turnover in MT



Payment Methods Accepted

Cash at retail level

Other Comments or Key Information


Primary Goods / Commodities Available

Commodities by Type**

(SITC Rev 4 Division Code - Title)


00 - Live animals (other than fish, crustaceans, molluscs, etc.)


Communities have chickens and pigs for local consumption

01 - Meat and meat preparations

Primarily chicken and pork. Processed meats such as sausages. Canned spam, processed ham and bacon.

02 - Dairy products and birds’ eggs

milk, yogurt, butter, cheese, eggs


03 - Fish (not marine mammals), crustaceans, molluscs…

fish (chilled or frozen), fish (salted or in brine), fish liver and roes

Fish locally caught Tuna and Mahi Mahi

04 - Cereals and cereal preparations

Predominantly rice, flour and pasta


05 - Vegetables and fruit

vegetables, fruit and nuts, jams/jellies, fruit juice

Tropical Fruit and fresh salad vegetables are grown locally as is traditional food such as taro and breadfruit. Citrus fruit apples and other vegetables are mostly imported.

06 - Sugars, sugar preparations and honey

Processed sugars, processed honey, fruit/nuts preserved by sugar


07 - Coffee, tea, cocoa, spices and manufactures thereof

coffee, cocoa, chocolate, tea, mate, pepper

Pepper is grown locally

09 - Miscellaneous edible products and preparations

ready-to-eat foods, margarine, sauces, soups/

There is a large range of processed food  available in supermarkets

41 - Animal oils and fats

There is a limited supply of  animal fats


42/43 - Fixed vegetable fats and oils, crude, refined or fractionated

olive oil and vegetable oil


**For non-FOOD products please see section 3.5.2 Additional Suppliers, and for FUEL/PETROLEUM products please see section 3.1 Fuel.

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