Private Label Spices and Seasonings
Are you looking to expand your business and build your brand by creating a signature private label seasoning blends or spice line for your store, market or restaurant? Our experience in working with small business owners in creating or expanding their private label brands gives us insightful hands-on knowledge that is the cornerstone of our private label program. We understand the marketing opportunities in leveraging your brand and can help you get the biggest bang for your buck.
Many shops test the waters and start with just a few private label seasonings or spices, and then as business demand increases they expand the products that they offer. Private label is an excellent opportunity for independent spice stores, olive oil and vinegar shops, delis, small family run restaurants and kitchen stores to expand their product offerings or to plug product line gaps while having cost effective access to brand building opportunities.
We understand that the key to maximizing a product test is lower opening order minimums and quick order turnaround. These are two key issues facing smaller companies looking to launch both new private label brands and those looking to expand their private label offerings.
Private Label Sizes Available
We offer two different sizes of glass jars for our private label program. Our standard bottle size is the 4.0 fluid ounce jar which holds 1/2 a cup of spice or seasoning. We also offer a 6.0 fluid ounce size that holds 3/4 cup of spice or seasoning. We prefer using glass jars over plastic for several reasons – glass does a better job of maintaining optimum flavor and plastic tends to introduce a "plastic-like" flavor to the spices. The look and feel of glass also projects a higher quality perception. We do offer some 1 oz plastic bags for larger spices that don’t fit in jars (i.e. cinnamon sticks, whole chiles, vanilla beans, etc).
For the label design, our private label brand philosophy is to let the spices or seasoning blends play the starring role. The core label coloring is white with accent colors tied to the private label logo used. We've received great feedback from our private label customers that this simple but sophisticated look really brightens up their store shelves. To get started all we need a high resolution logo (jpg works great) to work up a sample label. We’ve found logos that are more horizontal rectangular than square tend to work best. A mock up label is normally turned around in 1 business day.
While we don’t have a set-up fee for our private label program, we do have small opening order minimums for each label created. For any product label created (i.e. Tuscany Bread Dipping, Honey Chipotle Rub or Mexican Oregano) we have an opening order minimum of 12 jars for each. The total opening order must also be greater than $150. Re-orders of existing private label products can be as low as 1 jar or bag each.
New orders generally take 2-3 business days to process (depending on how many labels need to be created) while re-orders received by 1pm ET ship out the same day 99% of the time.
If you have your own signature custom blend we can do those for private label as well, but the minimums on those are based by the batch (typically 20 lb minimums) and how much each jar holds of the signature seasoning blend. Weights for the jar will vary and depend on the exact ingredients use (i.e. a blend that is heavier on salt as a primary ingredient weighs more per jar than one that has more herbs).
For more information or if you have questions give Rob a call at 1-888-762-8642 or shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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