funeral business

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 press release here.   Park Lawn Corporation announced that “it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets…

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“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 comment came from State Senator Dylan Roberts of Colorado as he is working on putting together legislation aimed at curbing…

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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 of Natural Organic Reduction or NOR.   I’m very familiar with Katrina Spade and her venture into the world of…

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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 & Cremation Care.  The press release also stated, “three funeral homes previously under the ownership of Service Corporation International (SCI) have…

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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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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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Ways to keep your head above water. . . .

By Funeral Director Daily / February 7, 2024 /

    There are some times when owning or working at a funeral home just seems to “Give you the hits that keep on coming”.  And, recently, I don’t say that in a good way.   Let’s see, in just the last couple of days I’ve told you this morning of the story I read…

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Tune in to this seminar that will help with recruiting and retaining top talent

By Funeral Director Daily / February 6, 2024 /

  In timely fashion we bring you this information on an NFDA (National Funeral Directors Association) webinar to be held tomorrow, Wednesday, February 7.   We say “timely” because it was just this morning that our Funeral Director Daily topic was that of employees and, specifically, employee wages and what is happening in the macro-environment…

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Matthews reports 1Q 2024 — Sales flat, EBITDA and Profit declines

By Funeral Director Daily / February 5, 2024 /

    Matthews International, the conglomerate company with their largest portion of sales in Death Care, or what they call their Memorialization Segment, reported gross sales for their First Fiscal Quarter (October thru December 2023) of 2024 coming in at $450 million as compared to $449.2 million for the same period one year ago.  …

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