Market-leading cigar producer STG (UK) has announced that its Henri Wintermans cigars are now available in individual hygro-foil packaging with barcodes on Half Corona and Slims.

The hygro-foil preserves the humidity of the cigar, and the barcodes mean retailers can sell the cigars singly - Half Corona 5s rrp £9.17; singles £1.84. Slims 5s rrp £4.83; singles 97p.

Meanwhile the company is helping retailers prepare for the forthcoming ’dark’ market by providing them with relevant guides and range recommendations from its ’Gantry Guardians’.