By: Kristin Burton On: February 21, 2017 In: News, Uncategorized Comments: 0

If you’ve ever been shopping and thought “That must be something new. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that before,” chances are you were right. Every year, consumer durable trends drive new product introductions, including new products in the funeral industry.

What are some recent trends that impact families’ decisions in the funeral industry?

  • According to a 2015 consumer survey, 18% of respondents indicated ‘rustic’ as their home décor design style.
  • If you like camouflage, you’re not alone. There are more than 14.8 million registered hunters in the United States, leading to an increased demand for camo products.

Are these trends surprising to you? Probably not, especially if you’re a TV connoisseur who’s watched shows such as “This Old House” or “Fixer Upper.” Years ago, you may have done a double-take when you spotted someone wearing camo in public. Today, however, you probably don’t even notice someone is wearing camo when you walk past them.

Products Designed for Today's Consumers

As the leader in the funeral industry, Batesville remains at the forefront of the latest consumer trends, introducing new products to satisfy demand. Four of our newest products focus on rustic, environmentally-friendly and camo consumer trends:

Barnett Casket

  • Made from reclaimed oak with a weathered finish
  • Oatmeal Duck Cloth with triple overlay (plain, lace and RealTree® camo)
  • Cremation-friendly hardware
  • LifeStories® panel accommodates medallions
  • Available in full couch or half couch

Holton Distressed Memento Chest

  • Crafted in distressed hardwood
  • Complements the Barnett and Fireside caskets
  • Accommodates sheet bronze chest and square biodegradables
  • Personalization options: Picture, LifeStories® medallion, LifeSymbols display
  • Engraved metal plate

Fireside Casket

  • Made from rough sawn oak lumber
  • Oatmeal Duck Cloth with triple overlay (plain, lace and RealTree camo)
  • Cremation-friendly hardware
  • Accommodates LifeStories medallions and LifeSymbols® displays
  • Available in half couch

LifeStories® Distressed Photo Frame

  • Distressed wood construction
  • Complements the Barnett and Fireside caskets
  • Accommodates a 5” x 7” photo
  • Use as a stand-alone keepsake or place in the cap panel as a LifeStories personalization option