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Death Care Index drops, now in negative position for the year

By Funeral Director Daily / October 9, 2023 /
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  The 3rd Quarter of 2023 ended with the end of September and we thought it would be a good time to take a look at how the public companies in Death Care have held up over the course of the past quarter and past nine months.  From our point of view it looks like…

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“Human composting” company Return Home to be on Shark Tank tonight

By Funeral Director Daily / October 6, 2023 /

  According to this article from the Seattle Times of Thursday, October 5, terramation company Return Home will present its company and product on the television show Shark Tank tonight, October 6.   The article states that the company will be looking for an investment of $2 million for a 5% equity stake in the…

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Carriage Services affirms that it is continuing its “Review of Strategic Alternatives to Maximize Shareholder Value”

By Funeral Director Daily / October 6, 2023 /

    On Wednesday Funeral Director Daily told you of the Tuesday, October 2, press release of Park Lawn Corporation stating that it was withdrawing its all-cash offer to purchase all of the outstanding stock of Carriage Services.  It also mentioned that it had declined to participate any further in Carriage Services’ “Review of Strategic…

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MetLife/U.S. Chamber say business optimism is the best in US since pre-pandemic days

By Funeral Director Daily / October 5, 2023 /

    Those of us who walked the convention halls at NFDA in Las Vegas recently heard lots of reasons why many in the death care profession were not too optimistic about the immediate future of our businesses.  There was lots of talk about inflation causing rising expenses and interest rates taking a bigger chunk…

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Prepare your Ears. . . we’ve got some insightful podcasts for you

By Funeral Director Daily / October 4, 2023 /
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    It’s never too late to learn more about attracting and retaining client families.  The marketing to do so can be complicated at times, but it is always good to keep an open mind and you can maybe learn through the education of others.  To that end, we offer these insightful podcasts which we’ve…

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With a history from livery service to modern funeral home. . . Key West funeral home changes hands

By Funeral Director Daily / October 4, 2023 /

  At Funeral Director Daily we hear about a lot of funeral homes that change hands.  We can’t report on all of them, but some family funeral homes have such unique historical characteristics that we like to pass on the knowledge of those transactions just to keep the historical perspective of funeral homes in America…

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Park Lawn withdraws Carriage Services offer

By Funeral Director Daily / October 3, 2023 /

  Yesterday Park Lawn Corporation issued a press release stating that “it has declined to participate further in Carriage Services, Inc.’s (NYSE: CSV) (“Carriage”) previously announced strategic review process and that it has withdrawn its all cash proposal to purchase the outstanding stock of Carriage.”   The press release which you can read here also…

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Funeral Service Foundation acknowledges $100k gift from Memorial Classic

By Funeral Director Daily / October 2, 2023 /

    In a press release dated September 22, 2023, the NFDA’s Funeral Service Foundation “announced that it has received a $100,000 contribution from the Memorial Classic Golf Tournament”.   The press release went on to say, “The Memorial Classic was founded by (Johnson Consulting Group founder) Tom Johnson more than 40 years ago with…

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Pricing is relative, but one low-cost provider can beat us all up

By Funeral Director Daily / October 2, 2023 /

  Inflation has set in. . . I recently had to install a new air conditioning condenser to our existing HVAC combination unit.  An air conditioning condensor, like a funeral or cremation expense, is something you don’t buy everyday. . . . in fact, maybe less than once a decade.   And, when I called…

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The Trust Factor

By Funeral Director Daily / September 29, 2023 /

  Over my years as a funeral director the confidentiality that I kept for my client families was always paramount in my mind.  Being a funeral director in a small community just led itself to the fact that “people would ask me questions”.  Those questions included things like “How did he die?” or in cases…

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