The continued growth of Direct Cremation

By Funeral Director Daily / January 18, 2021 /

Some trends become tidal waves.  This article from Great Britain insurer SunLife takes into account what they saw in 2020 as reported in their “Cost of Dying” report.  You can access the company’s synopsis of the Great Britain death care market here. One of the findings, which is more than likely pandemic induced, but also…

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Fearless predictions for the coming year

By Funeral Director Daily / January 6, 2021 /

Today’s is one of those articles that I enjoy writing. . . pure speculation on my part and if I am wrong with my thought process no one really knows until later in the year when this article has been all but forgotten. Funeral Director Daily is taking today to take a speculative look into…

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Parting Stone keeps moving forward

By Funeral Director Daily / October 15, 2020 /

It is not everyday that a new category for the consumer to choose from comes along.  A new category has to be so unique that while it may have other ideas to compete with it, it is somewhat all by itself in the product or service it offers to the consumer. What is interesting is…

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Judge overturns crematory variance, what’s coming up in our profession

By Funeral Director Daily / July 27, 2020 /

Today’s afternoon edition tells of a Dayton, Ohio, decision by a judge that overturns a variance needed to operate a crematory.  Funeral Director Daily will also give you news of a large funeral home acquisition of six Ohio mortuaries.  Finally, we’ve got some other stories and a listing of some of the events for learning…

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Outside the box. . or Vertical/Horizontal?

By Funeral Director Daily / January 28, 2020 /

Many people talk of taking their business “Outside the Box” to find new creative ways to generate more revenue and build their business enterprise.  I’m certainly no MBA guy in Business or Finance. . .  but, more or less I’ve been involved in business for about 50 years since I had my first paper route. …

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Columbarium conundrum

By Funeral Director Daily / January 16, 2020 /

The realization that  57% of cremated remains are not accounted for by means whereas the deceased can be memorialized into the future has caused some church communities to wonder if their ministry can help address the needs of the community that would lower this number.  According to this article in the Rancho Santa Fe Review,…

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Cape Town appeals for cremations

By Funeral Director Daily / December 4, 2019 /

On Monday we brought you an article featuring the Church of Greece telling its parishioners that they would be denied a church service if they choose cremation over the long traditional custom of earth burial.  Today, we bring you this article which deals with the topic of the City of Cape Town, South Africa, appealing…

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Carriage makes big acquisition, announces new President/COO

By Funeral Director Daily / December 4, 2019 /

Carriage Services, the Houston based funeral home and cemetery operator made a big announcement after business hours on Monday.  The company issued a press release which highlighted not only the acquisition of, what they say in the release is the largest by a combined revenue definition, acquisition in their 28-year history, but also announced personnel…

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InvoCare accused of billing irregularities

By Funeral Director Daily / November 29, 2019 /

  Australia’s largest purveyor of death care services, InvoCare, has been accused by some of irregularities in the way that it handles its invoicing.  According to this article from,  InvoCare routinely includes a $320, plus taxes, “administration fee” on invoices. Again, according to the article, the administration fee functions somewhat as a “late…

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StoneMor Partners reports 3rd Quarter

By Funeral Director Daily / November 13, 2019 /

StoneMor Partners L.P. reported their 3rd Quarter and 9-month 2019 numbers last week and with it showed significant progress in their attempt at a transformational turnaround of the company.  In brief, StoneMor reported that revenues are stabilizing, that they are cutting recurring expenses, and that they have made progress on a divestiture process that will,…

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