SPRINGHILL, La., March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces the opening of a new Sears Hometown Store located at 522 South Main Street in Springhill, La. Celebrating its grand opening March 28-29, the Sears Hometown Store welcomes 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, March 29. 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 Springhill community has embraced us since the day we opened our doors," stated Kelli Harris, who co-owns the Sears Hometown Store in Springhill with her husband, Adam. "Since we have the buying power of a large department store and the distinctiveness of an independently-owned retailer, we're able to offer our customers not only great products at the lowest prices but also exceptional customer service and a superior in-store experience. We're happy to fill the void in our community." The Springhill 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. 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 Springhill 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. 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 Springhill store also offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.