A Simpler, Greener Floral Department

Mar. 29, 2018

Bisser Georgiev, founder and CEO of LiveTrends, creates an array of decor for potted plants that retail for about $10 each. Supermarkets are some of his biggest clients, including Kroger, Safeway, HEB, Whole Foods, Wegmans, and Publix. “The biggest thing is that when people go to the grocery store, they are looking for impulse buys that appeal to their aesthetic senses,” he said, adding that LiveTrends forecasts what colors, designs, and fashions will be popular and incorporates elements into their pieces. “What we sell basically fits with whatever they see...


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Local Companies Hoping Their Goods Land Under Christmas Trees

Jan. 05, 2018

Some stocking stuffers and under-the-tree surprises can have a bit of extra Central Florida flavor this year. Big-box stores such as Target, Lowe’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods are stocking their shelves with items from Orlando-area companies. And Central Florida merchants making consumer goods from softball gear and drinkware to stationery and home decor are counting big on the holiday shopping season. . .


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The Meaning of Home

Dec. 08, 2017

What makes a house a home? The meaning of home is shifting due to our changing lifestyle habits. Our home is becoming a space that sparks emotion. It’s defined by our simple, blissful moments; ordinary rituals turned into special, mindful events. The design world is looking to enrich such experiences by feeding the emotional needs of today’s consumer. Furniture, accessories, plants, and light are selected to complement your morning coffee or create a cozy ambiance during dinner. Home is a place where we foster relationships. It’s a place where we...


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LiveTrends Scored #3 on 2017 Inc. 500 Coolest Products List

Sep. 27, 2017

“We function like a high-fashion company, spending enormous amounts of time and money on trend and consumer research, traveling the world to trade shows in Italy, France, and Denmark, completing our product development 18 months out,” says Bisser Georgiev. He founded not an apparel retailer but a houseplant startup. Apopka, Florida-based LiveTrends Design Group creates about 150 collections a year, incorporating living succulents into tabletop sculptures, tiny terrariums, and even jewelry. “We want to evoke the nostalgia for Grandma’s kitchen with the fashion sense of Anthropologie.”


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LiveTrends Ranks No. 256 on 2017 Inc. 500 with 3-Year Sales Growth of 1,661.8%

Aug. 17, 2017

Inc. magazine today ranked LiveTrends Design Group NO. 256 on its annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as GoPro, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500. . .


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What Does Generation Z Want?

Jul. 31, 2017

Who is generation Z? What do they want? How can we market to them? Explore this article to receive an in-depth look at the answers to these questions. . .

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LiveTrends Honored – Florida Companies to Watch List

Jul. 20, 2017

LiveTrends Design Group is among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. LiveTrends was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. LiveTrends, the four-year-old design, marketing, and distribution company based in Apopka, Florida, creates hand-crafted, unique, living home décor. LiveTrends’ management team, competitive market position, and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award. “These stand-out companies...


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Evolving Into A Design-Oriented Industry

Apr. 28, 2017

Over the last 40 years, the green industry has been evolving in most incredible ways: from the Flower Power days of the ’70s to the big box explosion in the ’80s and ’90s to the revolutionary plant genetics and technologies that were introduced during the last decade. Today, our industry is thriving, and the excitement and optimism is felt across all sectors of the supply chain. With this comes the realization that our industry is in a major state of evolution: we no longer sell plants and pots. We create...


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LiveTrends Booms In Apopka With Trendy, Low Hassle Plant Decor

Apr. 27, 2017

Apopka’s LiveTrends Design is trying to lead a revolution in home decor using an old staple and a new twist — small, trendy houseplants that take no or little maintenance. In the place referred to as the “Indoor Foliage Capital of the World,” LiveTrends has built a 120-employee company that distributes to more than 14,000 retailers in the United States including Lowe’s, Costco Wholesale and Target. The company specializes in cacti and succulents arranged in hip displays. Founded in 2013, it does it all without growing plants. Instead, it imports...


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