MSA Trade Programs
Most tobacco manufacturers require distributors to contact their local manufacturer representative to enroll in the trading programs. Registering with trade program allows sales and inventory data to be forwarded to manufacturers on time. Manufacturers make use of the data for marketing and manufacturing forecasting. All distributors must report their data to manufacturers to be able to maintain direct purchasing status, receive rebates and other incentives.
Tobacco trade programs includes Altria, Commonwealth, RJR, Japan Tobacco, Altadis, Nat Sherman, Dosal, Liggett, Blu E-cig, Juul, and Swisher. Candy trade programs include Mars Snack Foods, Hershey and other candy manufacturers.