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Sears Stores Roll Out Inventories of Snow Throwers, Tractor Plows and Portable Generators as Winter Storm Nemo Blows into the Northeast

2013-02-07 17:09 ET - News Release

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Winter Storm Nemo approaches areas of the Northeastern United States, hundreds of Sears stores from Philadelphia to Portland, Maine, are preparing for a rush in demand of snow throwers and plows to clear off driveways, sidewalks and roads.  Two storm systems will merge to form the Nor'easter and residents can expect snowfall at the rate of two inches an hour, winds at up to 50 miles an hour and temperatures dipping below freezing, according to the National Weather Service. Sears advises residents to clear snow off their driveways and sidewalks after every few inches as snow can become very heavy, turn to ice and stick to cold surfaces during blizzard conditions.

Sears sells more snow throwers than any other retailer in America, with almost 25 percent of the total units sold, according to Stevenson Traqline data. Historically, the largest selling region of the country is the Northeast with almost 40 percent of units sold. This is followed by the Midwest at 28 percent and the Northwest at 20 percent.

Sears online snow blower finder is a valuable resource for customers to identify the type of snow blower they require based on the driveway size, surface, type of snow and amount of snow. In order to expedite the preparations, customers are reminded that all Sears stores offer Buy Online Pick Up in Store through its website and mobile apps. In addition, items purchased online at Sears.com for in-store pick-up, will carry the Sears "Ready in 5" guarantee for SHOP YOUR WAY(SM) REWARDS Members. Members can order their snow storm essentials and pick them up from their local Sears store in five minutes or less after they scan their purchase receipt in the Pick Up areas. Ready in 5 is a feature of SHOP YOUR WAY, the Member-based program of Sears Holdings.  

Sears also has a range of portable generators so that residents have the emergency power they need to run refrigerators and freezers, simple cooking appliances like microwaves and small electric ovens and lights. Basic household necessities require anywhere from 5,000 to 7,500 watts. Therefore, Sears recommends that when buying a generator, Members and customers secure a unit large enough to deliver the power they need to remain comfortable and closely follow directions for proper ventilation. 

About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,600 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com.  Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually and have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® "Corporate Commitment Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.  For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdings | |Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Larry Costello

Meghann Dowd

Sears Holdings

Zeno Group

847.286.9036

312-527-2SHC (2742)

Larry.Costello@searshc.com 

Meghann.Dowd@zenogroup.com

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