Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.5.1 Food Suppliers


Most of the food in Iran's market is produced and processed locally. Iran has a wide variety of climates with large farmlands and lots of human resources with a low payment range in comparison with International rates, as a result not only most of the consumed foods are produced locally, but also Iran is an important food exporter. In the first 11 months of the year 2021, Iran exported nearly 6.5 million tons of food products with a total value of nearly 6 billion dollars. The main strategic food items that are imported to the country are related to corn, rice, soy, red meat, grains, and fruits such as bananas and coconut.

Iran has strict regulations for the import of food to assure the safety of the products and also the government imposes bans on the import of several food items to support the local producers.

Additional information can be located from sources that are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For more specific and detailed overviews of food availability and market conditions, please consult the following sources:

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

Retail Sector

The Retail sector in Iran market is well established and within the past decade, it has been evolving. Traditionally consumers used small shops for acquiring their requested materials and also used wholesalers for receiving discounts. Within the past few years, medium-sized and big supermarket chains have increased and are available in all cities. After the COVID-19 pandemic online shopping also became popular, and it is a fast-increasing business.


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.


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.



Wholesale – Koosha Sepehr Sabalan Co.

Supplier Overview

Company Name

Koosha Sepehr Sabalan Co.


#14, no. 95, Radafzan St., Pirouzeh St., Salmas Squ., Yousefabad, Tehran, Iran.

Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity?


Yes, packing factory for all types of beans, rice, dry goods and tea in various weights, as well as sorting and winnowing.

Does the supplier have its own retail capacity?



Does the supplier have its own transport capacity?

No, transporting will be carried out by logistic companies after concluding contract.

Does the supplier have its own storage facilities?


Approximate Turnover in MT


7,068,000.00 USD ,A yearly turnover

Payment Methods Accepted

SBLC, LC, CAD, DAP, T.T (Payment will be performed as prepayment against providing bank guarantee)

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.)


01 - Meat and meat preparations

i.e meat of bovine animals, meat of sheep, dried or sausages…

02 - Dairy products and birds’ eggs

i.e. milk, yogurt, butter, cheese, eggs…

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


04 - Cereals and cereal preparations

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

05 - Vegetables and fruit

i.e. vegetables,  nuts, jams, fruit juices…

06 - Sugars, sugar preparations and honey

i.e. sugars (beet or cane) raw, natural honey

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

i.e. coffee, cocoa, chocolate, tea, mate, pepper…

09 - Miscellaneous edible products and preparations

i.e. ready-to-eat foods, margarine, sauces, soups and broths, yeasts…

41 - Animal oils and fats

i.e. lard, fats and oils…

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

i.e. soya bean oil, olive oil, maize oil, 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.

Disclaimer: Inclusion of company information in the LCA does not imply any business relationship between the supplier and WFP / Logistics Cluster, and is used solely as a determinant of services, and capacities.

Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider.

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