Husband and wife team Casey and Sam Malouf founded their company as young, newly married college students in 2003 when they went to buy their first set of sheets and found the possibilities uninspiring. The couple saw a space in the market for better products in appealing packaging at reasonable prices and Malouf has since grown into a bedding powerhouse with about 15,000 storefronts across the country that sell one or more of its product lines. Surprisingly, this industry disrupter has managed to do it while avoiding both plain white boxes and national advertising. Intent on upping the visual merchandising game at retail, and armed with a consultative sales approach, Malouf has reimagined the bedding department, setting out to appeal to socially aware consumers who yearn for better sleep. Loyal brand advocates regularly sing the company’s praises on social media and continue to propel its grassroots growth.
INVENTORY: Well-stocked in most products with available inventory in mattresses, adjustable bases, furniture, pillows, sheets, protectors, fames and toppers.
- Known for engaging shelf appeal and innovative, quality products, Malouf is a one-stop shop for the bedroom—covering multiple categories with an expansive assortment spanning a variety of interesting materials that enable many retailers to deal with a single vendor to create bedding departments that are visual stand outs in their marketplaces.
- A certified benefit corporation along the lines of Patagonia and Tom’s Shoes, Malouf uses business as a force for good. Its flagship cause, supported via profits, is ending child sexual exploitation.
- With products manufactured in 18 different countries including the U.S., four strategically located distribution centers across the U.S., and some 5.5 million square feet of warehouse space, Malouf is well-stocked and able to ship its products to 98 percent of its retail partners within two days.