SCI press release on 4th Quarter 2023 results

By Funeral Director Daily February 13, 2024

  Click here to access the company press release from Service Corporation International (SCI) pertaining to their 2023 4th Quarter financial results and 2023 Full Year Summary.   Funeral Director Daily will publish a complete article on the press release and upcoming Earnings Call in the near future.   Enter your e-mail below to join…

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CX: “Customer Experience” — How good is yours?

By Funeral Director Daily February 13, 2024

    “Customer Experience”, or “CX” for short.  It’s an extremely important part of your business operation —  whether you know it or not.   Customer Experience is a subjective thought process of how your clients and others — such as shoppers and people who may simply look to your website for obituaries or to…

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Matthews International First Quarter 2024 Earnings Call highlights

By Funeral Director Daily February 12, 2024

  On February 1, 2024, Matthews International reported its 1st Quarter 2024 results.  We reported on that on February 5 with this article.  A day later they had an earnings call with investment advisors and today we bring you some quotes from that call.  You can access the entire transcript of the 1Q 2024 Earnings…

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The Super Bowl, Taylor Swift, and funeral home “Influencers”

By Funeral Director Daily February 9, 2024

  It’s Super Bowl Weekend and you are probably going to hear a lot about what is happening in Las Vegas over the course of the next 72 hours.  And, you would have had to be hiding under a rock to not know that superstar entertainer Taylor Swift is bringing her “influence” to the big…

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The practice of “Experimental Decedent Model” donations is increasing

By Funeral Director Daily February 8, 2024

    Every funeral director has had that call from a non-profit life donation organization that the recently deceased Mr. Doe will be unable for removal for 24 hours or so while his organs are harvested.  Funeral directors are also keenly aware of of those families or individuals who have been in to the funeral…

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BUSINESS

Trends and Value: What do they say for our future?

By Funeral Director Daily | February 15, 2024

    Looking forward at different potential scenarios is never easy to do.  A lot of what we think about the future doesn’t come to pass.  But if you fail to look forward and look…

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Here’s another issue that’s bound to grow over time

By Funeral Director Daily | February 14, 2024

    American’s attend church less and join churches less than in the past.  Some people believe that is one of many reasons that there seems to be less tradition with funeral services.   Now,…

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CX: “Customer Experience” — How good is yours?

By Funeral Director Daily | February 13, 2024

    “Customer Experience”, or “CX” for short.  It’s an extremely important part of your business operation —  whether you know it or not.   Customer Experience is a subjective thought process of how your…

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FINANCE

Park Lawn Corp adds to Colorado holdings through acquisition

By Funeral Director Daily | February 22, 2024

    A press release dated Tuesday, February 20, 2024, announced that the Park Lawn Corporation had acquired two stand-alone funeral homes and a stand-alone cemetery in the state of Colorado.  You can read the…

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Carly Simon and SCI: “Nobody does it Better”

By Funeral Director Daily | February 19, 2024

    I’m a James Bond movie fan and in 1977 the 10th movie of the series came out. . . “The Spy Who Loved Me” was the 3rd movie of the series to feature…

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Funeral company acquires three former SCI firms

By Funeral Director Daily | February 16, 2024

    In a press release that we received this week, from the Newbridge Group, we learned that three funeral homes in the state of Maine had been acquired by Family First Funeral Homes &…

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REGULATIONS

“The State Government has failed you”

By Funeral Director Daily | February 21, 2024

    The “State government has failed you” is the voice to Colorado consumers about the state’s funeral service issues even before the latest potential illegal situation was uncovered in Denver two weeks ago.  The…

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Here’s another issue that’s bound to grow over time

By Funeral Director Daily | February 14, 2024

    American’s attend church less and join churches less than in the past.  Some people believe that is one of many reasons that there seems to be less tradition with funeral services.   Now,…

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The practice of “Experimental Decedent Model” donations is increasing

By Funeral Director Daily | February 8, 2024

    Every funeral director has had that call from a non-profit life donation organization that the recently deceased Mr. Doe will be unable for removal for 24 hours or so while his organs are…

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CEMETERY

Building a new cemetery is not as easy as Row 1, Row 2, and Row 3 anymore

By Funeral Director Daily | December 29, 2023

  I’m old enough to remember that one of the earliest cries for increased cremation was that cemeteries will soon take up too much space in America.  A rebuttal to that thought back in the…

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PlotBox named to the Technology Fast 50 for 2023

By Funeral Director Daily | December 13, 2023

  Earlier this month deathtech solutions provider PlotBox announced that it ranked #27 in the 2023 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards.  The Fast 50 is a ranking of the growing technology companies in Ireland.  …

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An ongoing debate with cemeteries: Community assets for enjoyment or sacred spaces for the deceased?

By Funeral Director Daily | November 14, 2023

    There is no doubt that with the advent of rising cremation in our society cemeteries are used less and less, as a percentage of all deaths,  by families as places of permanent memorialization. …

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CREMATION

Are you registered for CANA’s “Thinking Green” cremation symposium?

By Funeral Director Daily | January 8, 2024

  It is a only a little more than a month away. . . .are you ready to attend?  The “It” I’m referring to is the “Thinking Green” Cremation Symposium hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada,…

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Another crematory battle. . . this one is different

By Funeral Director Daily | January 4, 2024

Just a couple of days ago Funeral Director Daily brought you an article about a group or residents who live in a neighborhood where a crematory is being built.  As many times happens these days,…

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Texas crematory coming under fire

By Funeral Director Daily | January 2, 2024

    A permitted crematory under construction in the Dallas, Texas, suburb of Frisco is coming under scrutiny by neighbors who are not happy with it being located in a residential neighborhood.  However, according to…

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PRENEED

Can Preneed lead funeral homes forward

By Funeral Director Daily | January 16, 2024

If you operate or work at a funeral home you know that there is a lot of change going on. . . . .Let’s see, there is less church membership leading to less church services. …

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Preneed Update: Wellabe goes to Michigan, Homesteaders raises growth rates, FDLIC podcast reflects on lessons learned

By Funeral Director Daily | January 3, 2024

It was only a couple of short months ago that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a new bill into law which allowed for less regulation in the preneed insurance business in that state.  Proponents had…

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Actuaries become “Death Care” allies

By Funeral Director Daily | December 12, 2023

    Breaking the taboo of “End-of-Life” planning can only be a help for funeral services and other death care companies.  Funeral directors, funeral homes,  and cemeteries with progressive sales force techniques have known for…

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PRODUCTS

A glimpse into the world of Natural Organic Reduction at Recompose

By Funeral Director Daily | February 20, 2024

    Today, I’m going to spare you my writing and editorial viewpoints and just bring you a 6-minute news video put out by Cascade Public Broadcasting.  It’s an excellent story on the growing trend…

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Is an Alaskan seminar in your future?

By Funeral Director Daily | February 14, 2024

    “Three Days, 12 Credits, and 1 Unforgettable Experience”.   That’s how a unique Death Care seminar is being presented.   It’s not everyday that a Death Care seminar with great speakers is held in…

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My Prediction: Get ready to add mandatory online pricing

By Funeral Director Daily | February 7, 2024

    When the New York Times starts writing articles that include thoughts on the Federal Trade Commission’s “Funeral Rule” I think it is time to say that the issue has caught some attention.  …

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