Warm Weather Means Less People Are Dying And It Has Been A Slow Winter: Australian Undertakers

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Australian undertakers have spoken to Fairfax Media about a slow winter, with business down on good weather.

Winter is usually a boom time. While it might not be a pleasant way to think about your customer-base, when its cold more people get the flu and die.

Here’s what two undertakers told Fairfax:

Chief executive of InvoCare Andrew Smith:

”Winter is usually our busiest time, but there’s been no real flu season this year and no real cold snaps, and that’s being reflected in a big drop in business.”

Wollongong mortician Warwick Hansen:

”We’ve had a 10 to 15 per cent drop in the death rate. Talking to other people in the industry, suppliers and coffin makers, they are all saying they have been affected.”

Read more about it here.

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