LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces that the Sears Outlet Stores located at 492 N. Main St. in Corona and at 2401 Vineyard Ave. in Ontario, Calif. have a new owner, Tony Lutfi. To celebrate the grand re-opening of each location, both Stores welcome the local communities to stop by their respective locations from April 17 th through the 20 th and enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store*, plus special giveaways. The Corona and Ontario locations are two of ten Sears Outlet Stores Lutfi and his team own and operate, in addition to 17 Sears Home Appliance Showrooms and three Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores. "Having quickly become the go-to shopping destination in both Corona and Ontario, we wanted to show our appreciation for the warm welcome with a celebration to thank our customers for their continued support," said Lutfi. "Providing superior service and quality products at the lowest prices is an experience our customers have grown to expect from their local Sears Outlet Store and we look forward to continuing to provide them with that high standard." 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.