Industry analysts estimate that the top six operators collectively control only 25% to 30% of the funeral services in north america competition fuels industry change in recent years, the funeral industry has become more competitive with the emergence of “alternative” funeral service providers and retail stores. Geographically, the percentage of catholic cremations varies widely and is closely tied to state trends rates are highest in the far western states but substantially lower in the south, where more faithful seem to reverence the traditional funeral and burial. However, as undertaking began emerging as a distinct occupational specialty in the early 1800s, the funeral service industry was one of the few trades that extended a warm welcome to women in the days when businesses were dominated by educated, land-owning men.
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And finally, given its long-standing referral system, funeral homes are urged to establish and maintain specialized services to bolster their reputation in their communities and the industry all research provided by ibisworld inc.
The changing trends in the funeral industry lee sets the tone for an industry that is slow in adapting to the marketing trends of a new generation “funeral directors in general are kind, compassionate and service oriented,” lee said than any other time in industry history, for funeral service professionals to differentiate.