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New store opens in Oklahoma

BY HBSDealer Staff

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores will open its newest Oklahoma Sears Hometown Store Sept. 3.

The new store is located at 1729 North Van Buren street in Enid.

The Enid location marks the 22nd opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 32nd 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.

As of May 2, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc., and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,248 stores. In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. provides consumers with access to home delivery, installation and extended service contracts.

"Local homeowners needed a larger selection of complementary products and services while working on their projects," stated James Baker, owner of the new Sears Hometown Store in Enid. "By partnering with Sears Hometown Store, we now have the buying power of a large department store. We're able to offer the Enid area the benefit of access to the top brands at the lowest possible prices. Our team is ready to give our customers a great shopping experience."

The Enid 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 Enid store also offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.

 

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Lowe’s Canada gets into the frequent flier game

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Lowe's Canada has announced a new agreement with LoyaltyOne Co., the owner and operator of the AIR MILES Reward Program, to extend added frequent flier benefits to shoppers in the home improvement category.

"The growth of coalition partners is fundamental to the strength of the AIR MILES Reward Program and the value it provides our over 10 million active collectors," says Blair Cameron , senior VP client services and retail, AIR MILES Reward Program. "Our partnership with Lowe's Canada will allow for even more Canadians to engage in the program and get rewarded for investing in home improvement projects."

The reward program is anticipated to launch on Dec. 1, 2015, to Lowe's stores in Canada.

Canadian customers will be able to earn AIR MILES reward miles at all Canadian Lowe's retail locations, as well as for purchases online at lowes.ca.

"We are excited to join the AIR MILES Reward program and offer our customers an even more rewarding experience in our stores," says Sylvain Prud 'homme, president, Lowe's Canada. "As we grow our business in Canada , we continue to look for ways to add value for our customers and enhance their overall shopping experience. This partnership gives our customers one more reason to shop at Lowe's."

No other terms of the agreement were released at this time.

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New surfacing options at Home Depot

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Cosentino is expanding its quartz and architectural surfacing offerings at The Home Depot.

New selections will include 13 new colors from Dekton, Cosentino's ultracompact surface material, as well as two new quartz colors from Silestone that are exclusive to The Home Depot.

The new Dekton colors include wood looks, concrete looks, natural stone-inspired colors and one high-gloss option.

The new Silestone quartz offerings come in contemporary whites: White Arabesque and Snowy Ibiza.

Home Depot's Cosentino collection now includes 26 colors from Dekton and 40 colors from Silestone.

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