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New Sears Appliance & Hardware Store Opens in Huntsville

February 21, 2014 --

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Feb. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces the opening of a new Sears Appliance & Hardware Store located at 1702 11th Street in Huntsville, Texas.



The new store, which will provide customers with access to a full suite of top brand home appliance merchandise and hardware at the lowest prices via the Company's price-match policy, is hosting its grand opening celebration February 28 through March 1. The Huntsville team welcomes the local community to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store plus special giveaways, including a Craftsman® riding mower valued at $2,000, a Kenmore® grill valued at $400, $300 in gift cards and more. Additionally, KSAM-FM, 101.7 FM, will be broadcasting live from the store on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary food from Subway and Domino's will also be available to guests both days from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.



The Huntsville location was the fourth Sears Appliance & Hardware Store to open in 2013, and one of 71 new locations that opened across all Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats last year. Unlike most retail concepts, Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores combine the value, selection and services associated with larger retail stores but are owned and operated by a member of the local community.


"By converting a local Sears Hometown store into our new Sears Appliance & Hardware, we've nearly tripled our floor space – now offering consumers 18,000 square feet of a much greater assortment of merchandise, all at low prices," said owner Damon Fenley. "The Huntsville community has given us such a warm welcome since day one – we can't thank them enough and look forward to building more relationships and becoming a valuable partner."




The Huntsville team is excited to provide customers with professional advice, exceptional service, and real-time price checks to make sure they receive the guaranteed lowest price. This unique store format allows customers in small communities to have access to the great products and brands usually found only in Sears stores. For instance, the new Huntsville Sears Appliance & Hardware Store is the only place in town where customers can find an incredible selection of the top appliance brands such as Kenmore, Maytag®, KitchenAid®, Whirlpool®, Bosch®, Frigidaire® and GE®, plus a large assortment of lawn and garden equipment, Craftsman tools, fitness equipment and more.



In addition, the Huntsville store offers in-store services such as blade sharpening, key cutting and screen repair, as well as products typically found in local hardware stores, such as fasteners and electrical and plumbing supplies.



Each location offers consumers a unique customer service experience, placing an emphasis on being highly customer-centric in an effort to accommodate all who walk through the door. For instance, if a product is unavailable, the friendly team in Huntsville can assist customers with online orders and ship the merchandise to their home for free. The store also offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.



The Sears Appliance & Hardware Store in Huntsville can be reached at (936) 295-8121 and is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. To learn more about Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores, visit www.searshardwarestores.com/.



About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.



Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware. As of November 3, 2013, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,239 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. provide consumers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery, installation and extended service contracts.



Operating through two segments—the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment—Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer franchise and dealership opportunities focused on selling, as applicable, top brand home appliances, hardware, tools, lawn and garden equipment and outlet merchandise. For more information about Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc., visit www.shos.com. To learn about the opportunity to own and operate a store format, visit www.ownasearsstore.com.


CONTACT: Jayne Levy
Phone Number: (847) 945-1300 ext. 225
Email Address: jlevy@fishmanpr.com



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