New Sears Hometown Store Opens in Norwich

By GlobeNewswire,  August 21, 2014, 01:04:00 PM EDT


Local Retailer Offers Top Brand Home Appliances, Lawn and Garden Equipment and More at Guaranteed Lowest Price

NORWICH, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) opens its newest New YorkSears Hometown Store today, August 21, 2014 within the Curtis Lumber location at 48 Hale Street in Norwich.

The Norwich location marks the ninth opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 21st opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats. Unlike most retail concepts, Sears Hometown Stores combine the value, selection and services associated with larger retail stores but are they are independently owned and operated.

"Working with builders and homeowners, we recognized the need for a broader product and service assortment to assist customers with their projects. The addition of the new Sears Hometown Store, with our selection of top appliance brands and lawn & garden equipment, provide great value to the community," stated John Sheldon, manager of the new Sears Hometown Store in Norwich. "Our dedicated and knowledgeable Norwich team is complemented by our in-store internet kiosks to provide our customers with the most expert product knowledge and ensure they are receiving the best competitive pricing and the best product around - they can price check other retailers and read customer reviews right in our store."

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 Sears Hometown Store in Norwich 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.

The Norwich 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. For instance, if a product is not available in-stores, associates can order customers any product from the entire merchandise selection offered by Sears, including apparel, footwear, jewelry, fitness, electronics, Craftsman® tools and much more. Customers also have the option to order products online and pick them up in the store without a shipping charge. The Norwich store also offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.

The Sears Hometown Store team in Norwich can be reached at 607-337-9322 ext. 6329 and is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more about Sears Hometown Stores, visit www.searshometownstores.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 May 3, 2014, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,250 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.

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