Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Company Profile
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. engages in the retail sale of home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, and hardware in the United States. It operates in two segments, Sears Hometown (Hometown) and Sears Outlet (Outlet). The Hometown segment operates Sears Hometown Stores that offer products and services across a range of merchandise categories, including home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, sporting goods, and household goods; and Sears Hardware Stores, which provide products and services across a range of merchandise categories, such as home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, fasteners, electrical supplies, plumbing supplies, and other home improvement products. It also operates Sears Home Appliance Showrooms that offer home appliances and related services in stores primarily located in strip malls and lifestyle centers of metropolitan areas; and Buddy's Home Furnishing Stores. In addition, this segment operates SearsHometownStores.com, SearsHardwareStores.com, and SearsHomeApplianceShowroom.com domain names. The Outlet segment provides in-store and online access to purchase outlet-value products across an assortment of merchandise categories comprising home appliances, mattresses, apparel, sporting goods, lawn and garden equipment, and tools, as well as other household goods that include furniture. It also sells its products through searsoutlet.com. The company also offers various services, such as home delivery, installation, and extended service plans. As of May 4, 2019, the company, and its independent dealers and franchisees operated a total of 639 stores across 49 states, as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.