Wal-Mart begins stocking coffins and funeral urns

LONDON - Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has launched a range of funeral products including coffins and urns to hold ashes.

Wal-Mart coffin
Wal-Mart coffin

The retailer, which owns Asda in the UK, can now claim to cater to its customers' needs from cradle to grave.

Prices of the coffins will range from $895 (£540) to $2899 (£1751). The designs include messages such as ‘Mom' or ‘Dad Remembered' and come in a choice of steel or bronze finishes.

The retailer is even offering a payment plan, enabling customers to pay for the caskets over 12 months interest-free.

The products can be dispatched within 48 hours.

The website offers several coffins and several dozen urns, with separate ranges for people and pets.

Wal-Mart said the new coffin range was a ‘limited beta test' to see how customers would respond.

An Asda spokeswomen said: 'it is doubtful we'll follow in their wake, but we are undertaking a review.'


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