"It seemed as though Propel Funeral Partners Ltd (ASX: PFP) was going to acquire all the shares of Norwood Park Limited, but InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) may have just trumped the newly-listed company.
The following was reported in the Whitsunday Times on 18th Jan 2018
A PROSERPINE-based funeral director's campaign to expose the failings of the Queensland funeral industry gained creditability last week after an investigation was launched into a coffin switch in Rockhampton.
Still his scathing condemnation of human remains transport systems, the awarding of state coroner contracts and calls for a shake up of the industry have so far gone unheeded.
The ritual of burying a dead body is so deeply ingrained in religious and cultural history that few of us take a moment to question it, according to an article at Business Insider.
Toxic chemicals from the embalming, burial, and cremation process leach into the air and soil, and expose funeral workers to potential hazards. And maintaining the crisp, green memorial plots is extremely land-and-water-heavy.
For this reason, scientists and conservationists have been looking into more eco-friendly ways to die.
ADELAIDE’S largest cemetery has brought in a feng shui expert to ensure it is catering to the Chinese community. Centennial Park has engaged the consultant in feng shui – a Chinese belief that spatial arrangement and orientation influences energy flow – as part of the creation of a new section of the 40ha Pasadena park.
Two newsfeed items from the UK caught my interest;
British crematorium operator Dignity warned on 2018 profit as a bruising price battle prompted it to cut simple funeral prices by about a quarter to protect market share. The company said customers were becoming "increasingly price-conscious" in an over-supplied industry, adding it would ...
Shopping centre, crematorium, housing company – these are three commercial enterprises adopted by Wealden Council, and more are on the way. The council is instilling a 'commercial culture' among its staff and members, and training them to ensure they have the skills and expertise to make a ...