About The Spice Lab
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 every 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 in 2014 and 2015 as one of the Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Florida and ranked # 549 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest growing private companies.
Here’s how it all started:
Technology entrepreneur Brett Cramer wanted to share his new-found 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, tripling its space to include two packing lines, a research and development lab and a full showroom. They outgrew their previous space in less than two years, have doubled capacity to stay up with the demand and plan further expansion in 2016.
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 and accolades 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, Best New Product finalist at the NY Now gift show and a Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Suppliers Achievement Silver Award for Most Creative New Entry Designed for Business Gift Use.