Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware. As of February 1, 2014, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,260 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. The store within a store program provides independent retailers the opportunity to place a Sears Hometown appliance store inside their current business with no inventory expense.
An extension of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores’ conventional Sears Hometown Store model, the “store-within-a-store” program reaches more communities with a void in the home appliance retail space. Through this partnership, independent retailers have the opportunity to offer the 10 top appliance brands—such as Kenmore®, Maytag®, KitchenAid®, Whirlpool®, Bosch®, Frigidaire® and GE®—and full product lines in store and through the Sears website, with no fees or royalties paid to Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.. The “store-within-a-store” program is gaining popularity as independent home retailers seek various methods to diversify revenue streams, and this program allows them to do so with product lines that complement the store’s existing product assortments. Requiring at least 2,000 square feet of available retail floor space, through the program store owners are better able to cater to consumer demands without having to purchase inventory.
Contact for home improvement retailers:
Fred Riffle Director, Market Development
Jackie Adams Region Development Manager
Russ Bollhorst Region Development Manager
Fred Carter Region Develolpment Manager
Mike Jones Region Development Manager
Sandra Sterlinski Owner Recruiter
Lawn and Garden