The Co-operative Funeralcare’s trading profit last year (2010) was £46,000,000, achieved from 100,333 funerals. They performed 4000 more funerals than in 2009, and profits are up £7.7 million.
£9.5m was invested in vehicles and £11.1m in funeral homes.
Bond sales were up 29 per cent on 2009.
Funeral Excellence Scores, calculated from the consumer survey below, stand at 91.5, which is 0.5 higher than the target score.
1. Did you receive all the information you needed at the time of the arrangement?
2. Did you feel that we had fully explained to you what would happen on the day of the funeral?
3. Did we contact you to confirm the arrangements before the day of the funeral?
4. How would you rate our service… At the time of the arrangement?
5. How would you rate our service… On the day of the funeral?
6. Would you use our services again?
Funeral numbers for this year aren’t as good as they might. They are 435 down on last year and 1060 fewer than budgeted for. Week 14 has been better, though. Numbers are 324 better than last year, though 160 fewer than budgeted for.
Pre-paid funeral plan sales are healthy. 8919 have been sold so far this year, 2287 more than budgeted for and 2318 more than last year.
Source: weekly bulletin sent to all Co-op branches, 15.04.11.
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