BEND, Ore., June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces the opening of a new Sears Hometown Store located at 61303 S. Highway 97 in Bend, Ore. Celebrating its grand opening June 20-21, 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, June 21. The Bend location marks the second opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the eighth opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats. 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 Bend community has embraced us since the day we first opened our doors and we're looking forward to bringing our great products back to the local residents," said Heidi Wood, owner of the Sears Hometown Store in Bend. "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 Bend 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 Bend 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.