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.
As of 10/17/2018
NOP Organic Certification from Americert International, a USDA accredited certifying agent under the USDA National Organic Program. September 12, 2018.
INC 5000 - Fastest Growing Private Companies in America - August 16, 2018, INC magazine - #2957
Fresh from Florida Designation, Florida Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, July 20, 2018.
Top 50 Women-Led Businesses in Florida – May 3, 2018. Jennifer Cramer honored by The Commonwealth Institute.
Women Owned Business Certification, Jan 15, 2018 Women’s Business Development Center- Florida.
Florida Fast 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies - Sept 22, 2017 -Florida Business Journals- #46
INC 5000 - Fastest Growing Private Companies in America - August 16, 2017, INC magazine - #1877
South Florida's 50 Fastest Growing Companies - August 17, 2017 South Florida Business Journal - #4 (under $25 million)
Business of the Year Winner – April 27, 2017 South Florida Business Journal ($3 – 25 million in revenue)
Entrepreneur of the Year Florida finalist – April 30, 2017 – Ernst & Young Award Program
Top 50 Women-Led Businesses in Florida – May 18, 2017. Jennifer Cramer honored by The Commonwealth Institute.
Entrepreneur 360 - Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” - November 25, 2016, Entrepreneur magazine - #146
Top Women-Owned Businesses in South Florida - Sept 9, 2016, South Florida Business Journal - #19
INC 5000 - Fastest Growing Private Companies in America - August 17, 2016, INC magazine - #1651
South Florida's 50 Fastest Growing Companies - August 18, 2016 South Florida Business Journal - #19 (under $25 million)
Florida Companies To Watch - Winner - August 16, 2016 GrowFL
Top 50 Women-Led Businesses in Florida - April 21, 2016. Jennifer Cramer honored by The Commonwealth Institute.
Florida Fast 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies - Sept 18, 2015 -Florida Business Journals- #45
INC 5000 - Fastest Growing Private Companies in America - August 2015, INC magazine - # 549
South Florida's 50 Fastest Growing Companies - August , 2015 South Florida Business Journal - # 9 (under $25 million)
Top Workplace Professionals - Most Promising Young Executives (under 45) in South Florida - Jennifer Cramer honored by Sun Sentinel newspaper
South Florida Most Influential Women - May 21, 2015 Jennifer Cramer honored by South Florida Business Journal
Top 50 Women-Led Businesses in Florida - April 2, 2015. Jennifer Cramer honored by The Commonwealth Institute.
Top Women-Owned Businesses in South Florida - Sept 5, 2014, South Florida Business Journal
Top 50 Women-Led Businesses in Florida - April 2014. Jennifer Cramer honored by The Commonwealth Institute.
South Florida's 50 Fastest Growing Companies - June 22, 2012 South Florida Business Journal