Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
We are a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware. As of February 2, 2013, we and our dealers and franchisees operated 1,245 stores across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. In addition to merchandise, we provide our customers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery, installation and extended service contracts. We recently became an independent public company following our separation from Sears Holdings Corporation ("Sears Holdings"). On August 31, 2012 through a series of intercompany transactions, Sears Holdings and several of its subsidiaries transferred the assets and liabilities comprising the Sears Hometown and Hardware and Sears Outlet businesses to Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (“SHO,” “our company,” the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), which was formed on April 23, 2012 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings. ... More ...