ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) will open its newest New Mexico Sears Outlet Store on May 8 at 9227 Coors Blvd. in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque location marks the fifth opening of a new Sears Outlet Store this year and the ninth opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats. "We're confident that our new Sears Outlet Store will soon become a staple in the Albuquerque community as a go-to shopping destination for home appliances, grills, lawn mowers, patio furniture, small kitchen appliances, home goods and more – all at an incredible value," said Edwardo Gonzalez, store manager of the new Sears Outlet store in Albuquerque. "To simplify the Outlet shopping experience, we have a highly-skilled team of service professionals in place, ready to help customers 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.