The recession made 2009 the year of the Lower cost Funeral and Lower Cost Casket
The CEO of Batesville Casket Company parent Hillenbrand Inc(HI) set the stage for funeral revenue decline at Batesville. IN a comment made on an Investor call Kenneth Camp stated.
It is not our intention to be the lowest-price provider out there. Funeral directors make more money selling caskets than they do buying them.
And when we have caskets that families can select from and see high value in, they’re better off financially.”
In 2009 Families were not better off financially with higher price caskets.
As it turns out 2009 was the year of the Lower Cost Funeral and the LOW COST CASKET.
Report after report in 2009 showed cremation was on the rise. Newspapers carried stories about how people generally were purchasing lower cost funeral options.
The leading Casket company was significant Funeral News in 2009.
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In 2009 The Funeral event of the year alerted the world to High “funeral cost” Batesville Caskets. It was the Michael Jackson Golden Casket at the Memorial Service and it’s going missing afterward that brought high end Batesville Casket knowledge to many an internet user.
The MIchael Jackson Memorial Funeral Service Informed the world about Batesville High Price Caskets.
Between July and September the world wondered and speculated as to where Michael was in that Golden Casket. As focused turned from Michael to the casket maker the price was revealed.
The Price $25,000 USD Plus.
Instantly Batesville Casket Company became known as the high priced bread of caskets. This was always the case but most of the Consumers did not know.
Now 2009 was bad year for the Economy, Cremation was up,Casket demand down, in fact people were opting for lower priced coffins. Batesville(Hillenbrand Inc, HI) was in Financial Trouble.
And then Walmart Started selling discount Caskets! The story Continues.
People thought- Maybe I do not need a Casket from the Company that made Michael Jackson’s Golden Casket
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Michael Jackson Golden Casket pic from flickr under under the creative commons license from
Revealed here are the the top ten neglected funeral news stories of 2009.
1.FTC 09 ruling will change everything in the Funeral Industry.
2. New Funeral Alliances In the Funeral Industry are conspiring against the consumer.
3 Batesville Casket Company Financial demise in 2009.
4. How The Iraq War has Changed funerals.
5 Walmart selling Caskets is bigger than you think!
6. Congress Neglects the The Bereaved Consumer Bill of Rights Act
7. How Celebrity Funerals in 09 Changed Funerals Forever.
8. Funeral directors try? to reform guaranteed preneed.
9. Why the National Funeral Directors Association NFDA-has “0″ Integrity.
10 The Financial Failures of the big Funeral Corporations in 2009.
Rest assured Your Funeral guy is working hard to bring these stories to you.
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Nice present for the last day of 2009 and the end of a decade.
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