MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) opened its newest Tennessee Sears Hometown Store at 2858 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. The Memphis location marks the 15th opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 16th 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 Memphis area has a long history with Sears, and we here at Sears Hometown want to ensure that our store strengthens our relationship with the community," said James Hipps, owner of the Sears Hometown Store in Memphis. "We are able to do that by providing convenience and accessibility to the products our customers need and want. Our goal is to become a valuable resource by offering a high-level of customer service that reflects our values and commitment to building ties with the local residents." 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 Memphis 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 Memphis 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 Memphis store also offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.