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Sears Hometown Stores Opens Newest New York Location in Finger Lakes Area

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., April 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) recently opened its newest New York Sears Hometown Store at 4406 State Route 5 & 20 Suite 126 in Canandaigua.

The Canandaigua location marks the fifth opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year as well as the fifth 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 owned and operated by a member of the local community.

"There is high consumer demand for top-of-the-line home appliances at a reasonable price, and oftentimes it is very challenging to find a retailer who provides the value," said Wilson Burgos, owner of the new Sears Hometown Store in Canandaigua. "With full lines of the highest quality products on the market, we not only offer the best value, but the most knowledgeable staff whose main focus is to provide the local community with convenience and accessibility to the products they need and want."

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 Canandaigua 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, electronics and more.

The Canandaigua 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, Sears Hometown Store associates can order customers any product from the entire merchandise selection offered by Sears, including apparel, footwear, jewelry and much more. Customers also have the option to order products online and pick them up in the store without a shipping charge. The Canandaigua store also offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.

The Sears Hometown Store in Canandaigua can be reached at (585) 412-6278 and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 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 January 31, 2015, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,260 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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