Choosing Spice Grinders for the Retail Industry

Whether you are planning on starting a side business or you already have a large retail presence, finding the right spice grinders makes all the difference when it comes to the retail industry. Herbs and spices have a high market demand that is backed by a high turnover. Seasonings are used in every country around the world, by people of all races, ages and nationalities. In South Africa, spices are as diverse as the many cultures found throughout the country. Every single braai, dinner and meal enjoys a selection of spices. For those in the retail industry, this ensures plenty of opportunity for consistent sales. A huge part of succeeding in the spice business however is how your spices are packaged.

Choosing Spice Grinders for the Retail Industry

From basic seasoning such as salt and pepper, all the way to speciality spices and herbs, retail outlets of all sizes will benefit from choosing the right types of spice grinders. In this guide, we take a look at the essential features to consider when purchasing large numbers of grinders, bottles and grinder sets.

Purchasing Wholesale Spice Grinders for the Retail Sector

Some of the things to look for when purchasing spice grinders in bulk include the following:

  • Bottles. Grinder bottles are available in glass as well as PET plastic. Sizes are also varied. The standard size of grinder bottle is 100ml, which typically holds around 124g of herbs or spices. The base diameter is 45mm, while the height of the bottle is 125mm. Glass is often considered higher end as a product, while plastic is excellent for budget retail outlets. In today’s eco concious world, many consumers are concerned about plastics. PET plastic offers an eco-friendly option that is made from Polyethylene Terephthalate. Up to 100% of these bottles can be recycled, making them excellent for concerned consumers. Glass bottles are also fully recyclable and reusable meanwhile.
  • Grinders and Closures. You will also need to consider the grinder tops as well. Generally speaking, the type of grinder you use depends on the type of spice you are selling. Many shop owners purchase spices and herbs in bulk, which are then decanted and sold in smaller quantities. Herbs and spices are often sold with flip top closures fitted with sprinkler holes. Finer herbs and spices are sold with multi-hole closures, with courses products sold with teaspoon or open sprinklers. Salt, pepper and other whole spices are sold with grinders.
  • Linings. If you are selling herbs or spices, it is vital that they stay fresh on the shelf. Tamper proof linings do not only protect your product – they also ensure that customers are not able to open the spices that are being sold in store. These are often a requirement for ISO regulated retail outlets. Even if you have a home based business, stale herbs, spices or seasoning can quickly lead to customer complaints and refunds.

Global Grinders offers a wide range of bottles in glass and PET plastic, along with a selection of grinders and flip top closures. We also offer tamper proof linings as a value added service. For more information on placing an order at Global Grinders, simply contact us today with your requirements.