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Against the backdrop of rapid inflation and rising consumer prices, Connolly’s Do it Best Hardware & Rental demonstrated its commitment to the community through a series of customer-focused events at its five Fort Wayne, In., locations.
In April and May, Connolly’s hosted an “Inflation Vacation” event, featuring vacation-themed décor and giveaways, and showing off lower prices on more than 90,000 items.
Unlike a typical promotion, however, prices reportedly won’t go back up anytime soon. “It seems like the cost of doing life is going up everywhere else, and that can be really discouraging,” said division manager Grant Umber. “We want Connolly’s to be a refreshing change from that, both now and in the future. That’s why we’re committed to lowering prices and keeping them that way.”
Connolly’s plans additional in-store events to bring together neighbors, including a June carnival at the Dupont location, featuring games, food trucks, and firetrucks; a late summer grand-reopening sale at the Southgate location; and a late fall Ladies’ Night event at its Illinois Road location.
The shopping experiences will be improved courtesy of bright new flooring, thousands of additional products, a full remodel of the Southgate store, and a full store reset at three other locations. The team is also looking at ways to enhance their commercial and contractor programs.