TAMPA, Fla., March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) announces the grand reopening of the Sears Outlet Stores in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida.

The stores have a fresh look coupled with the continued high level of service and products customers expect from Sears Outlet. To celebrate the grand reopening of both locations, Sears Outlet welcomes the local community to visit the Tampa or Clearwater store March 16-19 and enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store*, plus special giveaways.

“The Tampa and Clearwater communities have been very welcoming and we want to thank them for their continued support and patronage,” stated Larry Christie, the local district manager of Sears Outlet. “At both stores, consumers can expect great deals on entry-level priced to high-end home appliances, mattresses, lawn & garden equipment and more. Our expert sales teams are also ready to be by their side to simplify the Outlet shopping experience and help them find exactly what they want and need.”

Each Sears Outlet Store, on average, offers shoppers more than 18,000 square feet of retail space stocked with hundreds of items marked significantly lower than manufacturers' suggested retail prices. Sears Outlet provides customers in-store and online access to new, one-of-a-kind, discontinued, reconditioned, overstocked, and cosmetically blemished products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories—including home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods and tools.

Sears Outlet reconditioned merchandise undergoes a stringent testing process and, when necessary, have cosmetic parts replaced and/or repaired before becoming approved to be an Outlet Certified item. Customers purchasing a Certified Appliance or other item from a Sears Outlet Store should expect significant discounts off the original retail price, a fully functional and operational unit, and the assurance that the unit still meets Sears quality standards as the nation's leading retailer of appliances and appliance-related products. Customers also benefit from delivery and installation services offered by Sears Outlet.

The Tampa Sears Outlet Store is located at 8245B North Florida Avenue and can be reached at (813) 931-2277. The Clearwater Sears Outlet Store is located in the Pinellas Park Square Shopping Center at 5251 110th Avenue North and can be reached at (727) 573-5811. Both stores are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. To learn more about Sears Outlet Stores, visit http://www.searsoutlet.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 October 29, 2016, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,115 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.

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