As a woman-owned and family-run business, The Spice Lab takes great pride in offering the widest selection of sea salts from a single source. Its ever expanding line of products include peppers, spices, seasonings, rubs, loose teas, Gourmet Gift Collections, Himalayan salt shot glasses and plates, regional brands, private labeling, a wide array of corporate gifts and more.
All products are processed and packaged in our HACCP certified manufacturing facility in Pompano Beach, Florida. A homemade Christmas gift in 2009 sparked the start of The Spice Lab, recognized for the fourth consecutive year as one of the 2017 Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Florida and named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest growing private companies. Other accolades include named to the Entrepreneur360 list, Florida Companies to Watch by GrowFL and the South Florida Business Journal’s 2017 Business of the Year for $3 to $25 million in revenue. The company also was a finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Florida Awards. Here’s how it all started:
Technology entrepreneur Brett Cramer wanted to share his newfound fascination with gourmet sea salts with his family and friends. Enjoying woodworking as well as being an avid gourmet cook, he handcrafted a wooden base out of scrap lumber to hold test tubes filled with exotic sea salts from around the world. His wife Jennifer, an interior designer, wanted to start a company and thought that Brett’s creation would be an ideal way to enter the gourmet gift business.
Throughout 2010, the company’s online business grew as the company added an array of smoked sea salts and salt collections and became a direct importer. Jennifer’s design background influenced the products and packaging that garnered early market acceptance and ignited sales.
Selling his dot-com business in January 2011, Brett joined Jennifer along with a growing staff to devote their energies full time to building The Spice Lab and its retail distribution. By fall of 2013, the company moved into a 15,000 square foot building and in March 2017 has expanded into a 75,000 square foot facility to accommodate more packing lines, a research and development lab and a full showroom. Now with six production lines, the company can produce 25,000 units per day and expand its sales base to handle more private label and food service business. In October 2016, they also opened their first retail shop and artisan market in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The company has received extensive media coverage – from O, The Oprah magazine, NBC’s TODAY show and Cosmopolitan and many others – and earned numerous industry awards for its innovative products and packaging. Awards include a Silver sofi Award from the Specialty Food Association, The Gourmet Retailer’s Editors’ Choice Award, numerous Scovie and Hot Pepper Awards, and a Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Suppliers Achievement Silver Award for Most Creative New Entry Designed for Business Gift Use.
The company’s extensive line of sea salts, spices, seasonings and related products are sold by gourmet and specialty gift shops, major retailers and online through Amazon.com and at www.thespicelab.com.