Private Label Spices and Seasonings
Having your own private label spices and seasoning blend line does not have to be complicated or expensive.
Private label is an excellent opportunity for independent grocery stores, specialty gourmet food markets and kitchen stores to expand their product offerings while building their brand and maximizing profits.
Our experience in working with small businesses in creating or expanding their private label programs gives us insightful hands-on knowledge that is the cornerstone of our private label program.
Selection and Quality
Spices Inc has the largest and most diverse selection of seasoning blends and spices for our wholesale customers. Our gourmet seasonings line is more than 170 deep and we carry another 240 spices, herbs and specialty ingredients.
Our proprietary spice blends are all unique to Spices Inc and we use the same ingredients in our blends that we sell as individual spices and herbs. Some suppliers look to boost their profits by using lesser quality ingredients in their blends. To cut costs, these companies use lots of lower cost "fillers" such as salt or sugar. We have never done this. We keep the use of salt and sugar to a minimum and only add them as flavor enhancers, not as part of a calculated cost cutting measure. This is why you will find so many salt-free seasonings (more than 85) in our seasoning blend lineup. In addition, we will never use MSG, colorings, flavorings or anti-caking agents in any of our seasoning blends.
We grind many of our spices here in our facility, especially those with high volatile oil content, to ensure optimum flavor. We feel this is critical and a big deal. If you come across a supplier that does not talk about this, then they probably do not grind themselves.
The shrewdest national chains have been investing heavily into store
brands for years. Why? Stronger margins from private label over national
brands coupled with greater acceptance of store brands from consumers
With our operational efficiency we are often less expensive than many
of the better known national spice producers that sell to smaller chain
or individual stores. Many of our retailers "keystone" our seasoning
blends and spices, while some price for lower margins. We have never
dictated a retail price. We believe that your market should determine
what is appropriate. Several of our most astute stores have shared with
us that they are able to generate more than $1,500 sales per square foot
of selling area (per year) in their combined spice and seasoning
sections. Our unique seasoning blends tend to do even better.
Why We Are Different Than Other Private Label Companies
We will not be a good fit for everybody who is considering going the private label route. You will not find multiple label and size options. The strength in our private label program is that it simple and highly efficient. We provide a standard high gloss label on a white background and the products are available in a 4 fluid oz glass jar. We also have minimum ordering quantities - all products must be ordered by the case (each case holds 12 jars).
There is no setup fee for labels. Labels will include your logo, the product name, weight, description, ingredients and your store contact info. To get started all we need is a high resolution logo (jpg works great) to create a sample label. We have found logos that are more horizontal/ rectangular tend to work better than square logos. A mock up sample label is normally turned around in 1-2 business days.
The feedback that we have received from
our private label customers is that our program allows them stronger
margins which is what is most critical to them. They have also shared with us
that their philosophy on building their brands is driven by providing
high quality products, exceptional service to their customers and
outstanding value. We couldn't agree more.
Private Label Custom Blends
If you have your own signature custom blend
we can do those for private label as well. The minimums for custom
blends is based on the batch (20 lb minimum) and how much each jar holds
of the signature seasoning blend. Spice and seasoning net weights for
jars vary and depend on the exact ingredients used in the custom blend
(i.e. a blend that is heavier on salt as the primary ingredient tends to
weigh more per jar than one that is more herb concentrated). The amount
of jars per 20 lb batch can range from 64 – 152 jars with the average
being around 100.
Once a label has been approved orders received by 2pm ET ship out the same day 99% of the time.
All orders over $45 ship for free via FedEx Ground. When you see our private label pricing quote that is your landed cost.
Have a question or want to discuss further?
Give Rob a call at 1-888-762-8642 or shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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