Funeral Director Daily

Green Burial Funeral Home to Open in Colorado

By Funeral Director Daily / March 14, 2017 /

Fox News 31 – Denver is reporting that a natural funeral home, offering green alternatives for the end of life, plans to open its doors in Old Town Lafayette, Colorado in June. According to owner Prescott Knock, The Natural Funeral:  Living Arts Center will be the first of its kind in Colorado. The business will…

Read More

Salvation Army Enters Funeral Business in Australia

By Funeral Director Daily / March 14, 2017 /

An article written in Australia’s The Guardian points out that after a six month test the Salvation Army will be entering the funeral business on that continent.  Salvo (short for Salvation) says that after doing about 90 services in their six month trial they will be starting up and operating in the New South Wales…

Read More

Local Cemetery Running out of Niche Space

By Funeral Director Daily / March 8, 2017 /

There is a small problem in the community of Marysville, Michigan, according to an article in The Voicenews.   Marysville Director of Public Works, Barry Kreiner is quoted as saying, “We are all out of niches.  They are all sold”. At Funeral Director Daily we have mentioned that cremation seems to becoming the preferred method…

Read More

Survey Shows SCI Firms Charge More

By Funeral Director Daily / March 8, 2017 /

According to CBS article a recent survey by the Funeral Consumer Alliance and Consumer Federation of America shows that funeral and cremation pricing at establishments owned by funeral giant Service Corporation International are, in general, higher than independently owned funeral establishments. It seems to us at Funeral Director Daily that we seem to see news…

Read More

The Public (Market) Face of Funeral Service

By Funeral Director Daily / March 7, 2017 /

Today we introduce the Funeral Director Daily “Death Care Index”  or DCI of the public equity markets.  The DCI will consist of six publicly traded companies that deal in the funeral, cremation, cemetery, and pre-need industries and are publicly traded.  The companies, which we will describe below, include Matthews International, Service Corporation International, Carriage Services,…

Read More

Alcohol and the Celebration — A Trend that is Here

By Funeral Director Daily / March 6, 2017 /

A recent article by NBC News Business has highlighted the seemingly rapid trend in the funeral/cremation business. That trend, becoming somewhat popular among the baby boomer generation, is celebrating the life of the deceased with alcohol at the wake/visitation or post funeral. Funeral firms are searching for just the right way to offer this type…

Read More

What to Do with Burial Plots

By Funeral Director Daily / March 6, 2017 /

An article recently published in the Wilkes-Barre Citizen’s Voice that deals with the number of cremations on the rise also reaches into the ramifications for families who have purchased cemetery burial space and now have no reason to use it. The article which lets us know of the rise in cremation services worldwide for a…

Read More

A.M. Best Affirms “Excellent” Rating on Assurant

By Funeral Director Daily / March 3, 2017 /

Assurant, Inc., parent company of Assurant Pre-Need, has received a rating of A (Excellent) in its Financial Strength Rating (FSR) according to a note in Business Wire of March 2, 2017. Best also affirmed the FSR rating of A- (Excellent) for the life and health subsidiaries of Assurant. According to the article Assurant’s ratings recognize…

Read More

Missouri Funeral Home adds Comfort Dog to Staff

By Funeral Director Daily / March 3, 2017 /

There is no doubt that funeral service has changed. There is also no doubt that funeral home owners care about the people they serve. In search of all possible therapies for people in grief and need, the Greenlawn Funeral Home of Springfield, Missouri, has added a comfort dog to its staff. In an article from…

Read More

Funeral Home Zoning Hearing Set

By Funeral Director Daily / March 2, 2017 /

An interesting legal battle is taking shape in Port St. Joe, Florida, where Casey Whatley has received preliminary permission to open a funeral home in a building that has been vacant since 2008 and once had been operated as a Whatley Funeral Home. The plaintiffs contend that a license for operation had not been issued…

Read More

Subscribe to Funeral Director Daily
Enter your email address to join 3,477 readers who subscribe to all Funeral Director articles.

advertise here banner