New Sears Hometown Store Opens in Morton

MORTON, Ill., June 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) recently opened its newest Illinois Sears Hometown Store within the Ace Hardware Store at 901 Detroit Court in Morton.

The Morton Sears location marks the 15th opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 22nd 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.

"We recognized a need in the Morton market for an appliance outlet, so adding Sears Hometown to our Ace Hardware store will benefit the community by providing a one-stop-shop for home improvement needs," said Blake Parrott, co-owner of the Morton Sears Hometown Store in Ace Hardware. "Sears Hometown is a great addition to our existing business and the Morton community because we have the ability to offer a wide selection of top brand name home appliances at the lowest possible 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 Sears Hometown Store in Morton 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, mattresses and more.

The Morton 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 Morton store also offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.

The Sears Hometown Store in Morton can be reached at (309) 266-7081 and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and closed on Sunday. 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.

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