pet cremation

Is Pet Death Care in your future?

By Funeral Director Daily / October 10, 2023 /

  Morgan Stanley equity analyst Simeon Gutman recently made this comment in this white paper from Morgan Stanley, “Americans are increasingly attached to their pets, which is clearly shown in survey results, and thus pet spending is a priority.  Consumers are less willing to cut pet spending even when real personal disposable income declines.”  …

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News on the InvoCare / TPG Capital potential takeover

By Funeral Director Daily / March 20, 2023 /

    As of Friday, March 17 we scoured our sources for any news on if the takeover of leading Australian death care provider InvoCare by United States based private equity firm TPG Capital was moving forward.  It’s hard to say what is happening as it appears to look more and more like a “hostile”…

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InvoCare receives over US$ 1 billion dollar buy-out offer

By Funeral Director Daily / March 8, 2023 /

    Yesterday it hit the United States business markets that InvoCare, Australia’s largest death care provider was offered AUS$ 1.81 billion in a non-binding take-over offer.  According to this article on the subject from Reuters, that would equate to an offer in the amount of US$ 1.22 billion.   The offer has came from…

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Rollings Funeral Service adds large New York firm

By Funeral Director Daily / December 5, 2022 /
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We learned last week that Georgia based Rollings Funeral Service completed the acquisition of a New York state firm that does close to 1,000 services annually and also serves the needs of pet owners by completing the cremation of about 600 pets annually.    Following is the press release from Rollings Funeral Service that announced…

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Propel Funeral Partners makes acquisition. . . . enters pet business

By Funeral Director Daily / August 9, 2022 /

Propel Funeral Partners, billed as the 2nd largest provider of death care services in Australia and New Zealand  announced last week its acquisition of Community Funerals and Cremations for Pets.  Community Funerals operates from four locations in and around Cairns, Queensland, and was founded in 2008.  Cremations for Pets was founded in 2017. The business…

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CANA to present Pet Care diversification at annual convention

By Funeral Director Daily / July 12, 2022 /

Some funeral homes including Australia’s largest provider of death care services InvoCare, have embraced the idea of Pet Death Care as part of their service options.  The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) will be holding their annual Cremation Innovation Convention next month in Atlanta, Georgia, and pet services will be an item for discussion.…

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Is a Pet Crematory in your future?

By Funeral Director Daily / May 23, 2022 /

Every week as I’m looking researching through death care articles looking for topics to write on for Funeral Director Daily I will come across an article from some United States newspaper announcing that the local funeral home has just added pet cremation services to its line of service offerings. I’ve also seen, as this article…

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InvoCare returns to profitability through pets and pre-need

By Funeral Director Daily / March 10, 2022 /

Australia’s largest provider of death care services, InvoCare, issued a statement on their 2021 Year End results last week.  In that statement they announced that they had returned to profitability with an after-tax profit of AUS $ 80.2 million (US$ 57.2 million) after going through the drastic Australian lock-down year of 2020 with a loss…

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Schoedinger and their 10,000 calls soon to be controlled by SCI

By Funeral Director Daily / December 13, 2021 /

News broke late last week that the Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service, based in Columbus, Ohio, has entered into a sale agreement with Service Corporation International (SCI) of Houston, Texas.  According to this article from the Columbus Dispatch, SCI’s closing on the ownership interest will happen this week. Schoedinger, founded in 1855 and in its…

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Will pet cremation be the next “Big Thing” in the funeral home business?

By Funeral Director Daily / October 7, 2021 /

Every once in a while I come across a couple of items that are sometimes related and it makes me think about potential business aspects of the items when combined together.  That recently happened to me once again — late in September I received a marketing e-mail from the Cremation Association of North America (CANA)…

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