FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill., March 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces the opening of a new Sears Outlet Store located at 55 Ludwig Drive in Fairview Heights, Ill. Celebrating its grand opening March 28 through March 30, the Sears Outlet Store welcomes the local community to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store* plus special giveaways, including a free pair of Coosh™ headphones with any purchase and the chance to win a free washer and dryer valued over $1,199. "Customers can expect to find a wide variety of products at a tremendous value – ranging from entry-level priced to high-end home appliances, grills, lawn mowers, patio furniture, small kitchen appliances, home goods and more – all from exclusive brands that typically can only be found in Sears stores," said Robert Wilson, store manager of the new Sears Outlet store in Fairview Heights. "Our inventory is always changing, therefore our focus is to provide customers with exceptional customer service and a personalized in-store experience so they can find exactly what they need and want." 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. Each location provides customers in-store and online access to new, one-of-a-kind, discontinued, used, 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. In addition to discontinued and special-buy products, Sears Outlet offers reconditioned merchandise that 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.