Oakhurst Sears nationally recognized

March 11, 2014 

Sears of Oakhurst has been named a 2014 "Sears Hometown Premier Store" for consistently offering the highest level of customer service, as well as outstanding store performance and quality standards.

Located at 40322 Junction Drive, the Oakhurst store was one of only 255 locations throughout the United States to receive this national recognition this past quarter.

"We strive to serve our community with the highest-level of customer service, so this recognition speaks volumes to the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our employees," said Dwan Foster, owner and operator of the store.

"To be honored as a Premier Store is a direct reflection of the tenacity of our employees as well as the support of our community. We couldn't have earned this achievement without either and want to thank our customers for their continued patronage."

Only 27% of Sears Hometown Stores receive this prestigious award. As part of this honor, each Premier Store will be given the opportunity to participate in special events along with other Premier Stores throughout the year.

"Dwan Foster and her employees set a prime example for all other stores in our system to follow," said Will Powell, senior vice president of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. which operates Sears Hometown Stores.

"Naming the Sears Hometown Store of Oakhurst as a Premier Store is a testament to their strong commitment in serving their local community above and beyond what is typically expected."

Sears Hometown Stores are a unique retailing concept — they combine the value, selection and services associated with larger retail stores but are owned and operated by a member of the community. Each location provides exceptional customer service along with a wide assortment of appliances, tools, electronics, fitness equipment as well as lawn and garden merchandise.

In addition, Sears Hometown Store associates can order customers any product from the entire merchandise selection offered by Sears, including apparel, footwear, and jewelry. This unique format allows customers in small communities to have access to the great products and brands usually found only in Sears stores.

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 Nov. 3, 2013, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,239 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. Details: searshometownstores.com

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