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Local Entrepreneur Brings Sears Hometown to Cordele and Tifton

CORDELE, Ga., June 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) has opened two new Sears Hometown Stores in Georgia within the Griffin Lumber & Hardware locations at 407 W. 8th Avenue Connector in Cordele and 704 W. 3rd Street in Tifton.

Celebrating its grand opening June 19-20, the Sears Hometown Stores in Cordele and Tifton welcome the local community to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store* plus special giveaways, including a $10 gift card for the first 20 customers on Saturday, June 20th.

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.

"The addition of the new Sears Hometown Store inside our existing business will provide great value to the community," stated CJ Griffin, owner of the new Sears Hometown Stores located inside the Cordele and Tifton Griffin Lumber & Hardware locations. "We recognized the need for a broader product and service assortment to assist customers with their projects. Now, they'll have access to the nation's top appliance brands at low prices. Our dedicated and knowledgeable teams are excited to bring this service to the area."

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 Stores are 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®. Beyond appliances, the Cordele location also offers a large assortment of lawn & garden equipment and Craftsman® tools.

The local teams are 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 stores also offer Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.

The Sears Hometown Store in Cordele can be reached at (229) 276-1111 and is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Sears Hometown Store in Tifton can be reached at (229) 382-1010 and is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. – 3 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 2, 2015, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,248 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.

* Subject to certain exclusions, as detailed in print ad promotions available in the store. Also, not available on price-matched merchandise.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Bristow Phone Number: (847) 945-1300 Email Address: dbristow@fishmanpr.com

Source:Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.