SCI -- with 1,300 funeral homes and 350 cemeteries under its umbrella -- has been hit as customers opt for simpler accoutrements (mahogany and copper caskets are out, pressboard and wood are in) and defer spending on pre-need cemetery plots. But at least it has a steady stream of (unfortunate) customers, and can cater to those who realize they can't take it all with them.
--Posted by Todd Obolsky, Vault News & Commentary
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