Altria Philip Morris Changes STARS Report MULTICAT Data Format
Altria Philip Morris changes STARS program requirements for MSA MULTICAT tobacco data reporting.
Tobacco wholesale distributors who reporting to Altria through MSAi MULTICAT data reporting are required now to report three new measures for the detailed reporting of product returns, including Floor Returns, Saleable Returns and Unsaleable Returns. This change is effective starting Jan 2016.
What are the new Altria MULTICAT Report change?
The new changes, provided below, will be required on April 13, 2016, according to MSAi.
Floor Returns (Returns from wholesaler to manufacturer, its reclamation center or the original supplier, where the product never shipped to any retailer, sub- jobber or non-direct distributor) must be reported in Measure Code 006 of the BID Record.
Saleable Returns (Returns from retailer to wholesaler, where the product may be re-sold) must be reported in Measure Code 004 of the PUR Record.
Unsaleable Returns (Returns from retailer to wholesaler, where the product is expired, damaged or otherwise unsaleable) must be reported in Measure Code 005 of the PUR Record.
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