What’s Your Protocol?

By Funeral Director Daily / May 29, 2018 /

When I first started making funeral arrangements it was in the day of over 90% earth burials in my community.  I remember many times when making the removal of the deceased at the nursing home, hospital, or private residence that the next of kin would say to me, “When do we come in to pick…

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The New “Man in a Van”

By Funeral Director Daily / May 23, 2018 /

Yesterday we brought you information about Pure Cremation, the United Kingdom company thriving with its niche business of simply cremating the deceased at a low price and offering no services.  Today, we bring you this article from the Amarillo Globe-News.  The article introduces you to Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services. Lighthouse is the brainchild of…

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Pure Cremation Secures $10 million in Venture Financing

By Funeral Director Daily / May 22, 2018 /

Pure Cremation, the company that was started in the United Kingdom in 2015 recently announced that it will have received a total of US $10 million in funding for its low cost model of simple cremations following death.  According to this article from Evening Express which you can read here, Elliot Kaye, an investment director…

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From the Hall of Fame to Home Removals

By Funeral Director Daily / May 21, 2018 /

You can read a recent article from the Miami Sun Sentinel here that catches up with former Montreal Expo, Chicago Cub, Boston Red Sox, and Miami Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson.  The article explains that when the new ownership group of the Marlins, which includes Derek Jeter, took over the Marlins they jettisoned Dawson from the…

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The Funeral Crowd

By Funeral Director Daily / May 16, 2018 /

I am still thinking of Monday’s feature where I commented on the numbers, or lack thereof, that seem to be entering the funeral service profession.  One of the reasons that I indicated why I believe what is causing that number is that young people just don’t get the exposure to what funeral directors do because…

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Added Service or Profit Center

By Funeral Director Daily / May 15, 2018 /

Every so often a product or service comes available in the funeral industry that many funeral homes would like to add to the repertoire of things that they do for the public.  One main thing to think about at this time is, “Do we offer this as a service” or “Do we charge additional for…

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A Transformational Time

By Funeral Director Daily / May 11, 2018 /

Today we bring you a short, less than 3 minute video, and article that you can access here that has the CEO of death care conglomerate InvoCare speaking on why he believes it “is a transformational time” in the industry.  CEO Martin Earp, speaking with CNBC, talks of the major shift on how people are…

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Where are the Opportunities?

By Funeral Director Daily / May 10, 2018 /

I spent three days last week at my annual funeral professional/death care professional golf event that I have attended almost every year since first being invited in 1991.  From my count, there are about 130-144 invited guests that enjoy three days with each other in an atmosphere of fellowship and friendship. Most of the talk…

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Funeral Service Round-Up

By Funeral Director Daily / May 9, 2018 /

When looking at today’s column I noticed that there was a lot of small tid-bits in the news about funeral service and I decided to give you readers the option of reading what you wanted to instead of having me dictate one article to you.  Here are four articles that I have commented on briefly…

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Australian funeral bid company competes against Public Firms

By Funeral Director Daily / May 4, 2018 /

If you have followed the death care industry in Australia you would see that large public companies InvoCare and Propel Funeral Partners are seeking to gain market share via acquisitions.  This is nothing new in the funeral industry where unit “roll-ups” have been in vogue since the 1960’s. If you are a free-market person you…

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