funeral homes

Re-evaluating the Funeral . . moving away from religion

By Funeral Director Daily / February 7, 2023 /

    There is not only a lot of talk lately about the funeral, memorial service, and celebrations that families are contemplating  in the future for themselves and their loved ones, but there is also a lot of investment money being spent on companies who want to be on the upside swing of what these…

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Treating customers honestly and ethically is essential to build your brand

By Funeral Director Daily / February 6, 2023 /

    It’s probably happened to all of us at one time or another.  You thought the answer you received in a buying decision was the final answer, but, at the end of the day, it turned out to be a partial answer and you became a disappointed purchaser of that good or service.  …

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Victoriaville & Co. expands to Ohio. . . .our casket math

By Funeral Director Daily / February 3, 2023 /

    Victoriaville & Co., the Canadian based company that provides death care merchandise on three continents, announced in this press release a 67,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Ohio.  According to Alain Dumont, President and CEO of Victoriaville & Co., “This manufacturing addition to our existing capacity has become necessary in order to…

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Matthews International reports Fiscal Year Q1 . . . increases total revenue, but Memorialization sales fall

By Funeral Director Daily / February 1, 2023 /

  Public company Matthews International, with a stake in the death care business, reported their Fiscal Year 2023 First Quarter last week and in doing so reported a company-wide quarter over quarter sales revenue increase of about 2.4%.  The entire revenue increase, however, comes from their much heralded investment in the energy storage solutions business.…

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How’s your “Focus”?

By Funeral Director Daily / January 31, 2023 /

    “Focus” is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the center of interest or activity”.  We hear the word a lot.  For instance if you want to improve your golf game you might be told, depending on your present strengths, to “focus” on your weakness. . . and improve it, whether that is driving…

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Cremation — already the “New Tradition”

By Funeral Director Daily / January 30, 2023 /

  It’s no secret that as a percentage of dispositions, cremation continues to grow.  This article from Forbes entitled “Cremation is gaining popularity as funeral costs rise”  gives that indication and their thoughts on why that is so.   Forbes states in the article that over the last 15 years the United States cremation rate…

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Will “State of Mind” affect the acquisition market in 2023?

By Funeral Director Daily / January 25, 2023 /

  People from not only the United States, but from almost every country around the world have seen a whip-saw of economic conditions since the pandemic year of 2020.  It was a pandemic economy that saw the “stay at home” commerce of technology and furniture or home improvement sales grow by leaps and bounds and,…

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. . . . the latest on past stories

By Funeral Director Daily / January 23, 2023 /

    Last week Funeral Director Daily published a couple of stories that had more published on them after our articles ran. . . We thought we would take an  Afternoon Edition to put those stories back in front of you in case you wanted to learn more.   First of all, we published a…

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Here’s some creative ideas that have added traffic to local funeral homes

By Funeral Director Daily / January 23, 2023 /

  Back in junior high school when I took aptitude tests for future employment ideas the results for my tests were always that I should go into “Marketing”.  I pursued mortuary science but I do believe that my “marketing aptitude” was helpful in building our funeral home business.   And, while “marketing” can be about…

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More Jewish families opting for cremation

By Funeral Director Daily / January 19, 2023 /

  I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m certainly not an expert on the subject of faith preference and burial customs because the community that I served was, I’m guessing, at least 95% Christian of those that practiced faith.   However, I know some of the history since as before Vatican II in…

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