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Overview

Samoa is largely self sufficient in ‘staple’ food supplies, major food commodities consumed are coconuts, flour of wheat pig meat, sugar (refined) taro (cocoyam), vegetables. Markets and stores are plentiful and well stocked with other imported food commodities, largely from Australia and New Zealand.  

Most major retail brands of processed and ready to eat foods plus cereals, pulses, oil, sugar, and dairy products are available for purchase in local supermarkets and smaller retail shops.

For more information on food supplier contact details, please see the following link: 4.9 Supplier Contact List

Retail Sector

The retail sector is well developed, there are no global retailers present but due to a well-developed import chain many international brands are available.  Retailers are stable and have established relationships with National wholesalers. Larger wholesalers have their own retail outlets. Credit may be obtained for recognised customers.

 

Types of Retailers Available

Type of Retailer

Rank

(1-5)

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.

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

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Wholesale – Ah Liki

Ah Liki are a family business with interests in transportation, construction, farming and finance in addition to wholesale and retail foodstuffs.

Supplier Overview

Company Name

Ah Liki Wholesale

Address

Palisi, Apia

Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity? 

Yes. It owns farms and does some production of processed meat and fruits.

Does the supplier have its own retail capacity? 

Yes. They have a retail chain (Farmer Joes)

Does the supplier have its own transport capacity?

Yes

Does the supplier have its own storage facilities?

Yes

Approximate Turnover in MT

N/a

Payment Methods Accepted

Cash, electronic and credit (recognised and approved customers)

Other Comments or Key Information

Outlets on Upolo and Savaii

  

Other Locations

Region(s)

Service Location(s)

Outlets on Upolo and Savaii

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Primary Goods / Commodities Available

Commodities by Type**

(SITC Rev 4 Division Code - Title)

Comments

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

No

 

01 - Meat and meat preparations

 meat of bovine animals, meat of sheep, dried or smoked meat of swine, sausages

Locally produced and imported

02 - Dairy products and birds’ eggs

 milk, yogurt, butter, cheese, eggs

Locally produced and imported

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

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

Locally produced and imported

04 - Cereals and cereal preparations

  wheat, rice, flour of maize, pasta...

imported

05 - Vegetables and fruit

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

Locally produced and imported

06 - Sugars, sugar preparations and honey

 sugars (beet or cane) raw, natural honey, fruit/nuts preserved by sugar

Locally produced and imported

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

 coffee, cocoa, chocolate, tea, mate, pepper

Imported

09 - Miscellaneous edible products and preparations

  ready-to-eat foods, margarine, sauces, soups and broths, yeasts

Imported

41 - Animal oils and fats

  lard, fats and oil

Imported

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

  soya bean oil, olive oil, maize oil, vegetable oil

Imported

 

  

Wholesale – Chan Mow Wholesale

The company has been operating in Samoa since 1949 and offers wholesale and retail services for food and general goods.

Supplier Overview

Company Name

Chan Mow wholesale

Address

Beach Road, Apia

Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity? 

No

Does the supplier have its own retail capacity? 

Yes. They have outlet stores (supermarkets)

Does the supplier have its own transport capacity?

Yes  

Does the supplier have its own storage facilities?

Yes  

Approximate Turnover in MT 

N/a

Payment Methods Accepted

Cash, online and credit to approved customers

Other Comments or Key Information

 

 

 

Primary Goods / Commodities Available

Commodities by Type**

(SITC Rev 4 Division Code - Title)

Comments

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

No

 

01 - Meat and meat preparations

 meat of bovine animals, meat of sheep, dried or smoked meat of swine, sausages

Locally produced and imported

02 - Dairy products and birds’ eggs

 milk, yogurt, butter, cheese, eggs

Locally produced and imported

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

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

Locally produced and imported

04 - Cereals and cereal preparations

 wheat, rice, flour of maize, pasta...

Imported

05 - Vegetables and fruit

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

Locally produced and imported

06 - Sugars, sugar preparations and honey

  sugars (beet or cane) raw, natural honey, fruit/nuts preserved by sugar

Locally produced and imported

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

  coffee, cocoa, chocolate, tea, mate, pepper

Imported

09 - Miscellaneous edible products and preparations

  ready-to-eat foods, margarine, sauces, soups and broths, yeasts

Imported

41 - Animal oils and fats

  lard, fats and oil

Imported

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

  soya bean oil, olive oil, maize oil, vegetable oil

Imported

 

Wholesale – Frankie Company Ltd

The company is a wholesaler with supermarkets in several locations in and around central Apia.

Supplier Overview

Company Name

Frankie Company Ltd

Address

Fugalei, Apia

Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity?

 

No

Does the supplier have its own retail capacity?

 

Yes  .

Does the supplier have its own transport capacity?

Yes  

Does the supplier have its own storage facilities?

Yes  

Approximate Turnover in MT

 

N/a

Payment Methods Accepted

Cash. Online, credit to approved customers

Other Comments or Key Information

 

 

 

Primary Goods / Commodities Available

Commodities by Type**

(SITC Rev 4 Division Code - Title)

Comments

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

No

   

01 - Meat and meat preparations

 meat of bovine animals, meat of sheep, dried or smoked meat of swine, sausages

Locally produced and imported

02 - Dairy products and birds’ eggs

 milk, yogurt, butter, cheese, eggs

Locally produced and imported

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

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

Locally produced and imported

04 - Cereals and cereal preparations

  wheat, rice, flour of maize, pasta...

Imported

05 - Vegetables and fruit

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

Locally produced and imported

06 - Sugars, sugar preparations and honey

  sugars (beet or cane) raw, natural honey, fruit/nuts preserved by sugar

Locally produced and imported

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

  coffee, cocoa, chocolate, tea, mate, pepper

Imported

09 - Miscellaneous edible products and preparations

  ready-to-eat foods, margarine, sauces, soups and broths, yeasts

Imported

41 - Animal oils and fats

  lard, fats and oil

Imported

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

  soya bean oil, olive oil, maize oil, vegetable oil

Imported

 

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