Tag: british funerals

Finance

Foundation Partners keeps acquisition train rolling along

Only about ten days removed from announcing the acquisition of a funeral home in northeast Minnesota, Foundation Partners Group made another announcement at the end of last week.  The press release goes on to say that Foundation Partners Group, the private equity backed funeral home and cemetery consolidator and operator, has reached an agreement to acquire The Springs Funeral Services of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The announcement goes on to say that with these two new locations, Foundation Partners will now […]

Finance

Bloomberg: Price War to hit UK Funeral Sector

In an article published earlier today on Bloomberg.com that you can read here, it is reported that the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) of Great Britain report that “price increases over the past decade, particularly by larger chains, can’t be justified by higher costs or quality improvements”.  The CMA goes on to suggest a proposal for a major probe into the industry by a CMA panel. Earlier this year, Dignity PLC, the largest player in the UK funeral market, reduced […]

Business

The Staffing Dilemma

There is no doubt that staffing at funeral homes across North America is an issue and up for much debate on how it is done.  I recently ran into an article from Great Britain that was published in Wales Online, and which you can read here. The article is very interesting and concerns the company Co-operative Funeralcare.  The article touches on the need for less funeral directors by the company, but, according to the article, not to save money, but […]

Business

British Funeral Trends Mirror U.S. or Vice-Versa

I recently read an article in the United Kingdom’s newspaper, The Sun, which centered on the topic of British citizens cutting back where they can on funeral expenses.  Quite frankly, as I read the article, it really reminded me of what has been, and is still, occurring in the United States as to what, I believe, is the consumer thought process on death care purchases. The Sun article pointed out that, where possible, British consumers are cutting back.  “Where possible” […]