RUTLAND, Vt., Nov. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) will open its newest Vermont Sears Hometown Store on November 10 inside Abatiello Design Center located at 256 North Main Street in Rutland. The Rutland location marks the 11th opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 12th 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 community trusts the Abatiello name when it comes to flooring, cabinets and countertops," said Mike Abatiell, owner of Sears Hometown and Outlet Store in Rutland. "We saw an opportunity to fill a void in the community for an appliance retailer. To do that, we've set aside over 1,000 square feet of our existing floor space to add Sears Hometown and Outlet and gain the buying power of a national retailer. We will continue to provide shoppers with a superior in-store experience as part of our our mission to match customers with the products they need." 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 Rutland 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. The Rutland 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. For instance, 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 Rutland store also offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.