The Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend has been named a 2013 Sears Hometown Premier Store. This award recognizes Sears Hometown Stores across the country that consistently offers the highest levels of customer service, outstanding store performance and standards. At the end of last year, the Great Bend store was one of only 293 locations throughout the U.S. to receive this national recognition.
“To be honored as a Premier Store is a great achievement not only for our store, but also for the community we strive to serve everyday,” said Chris Tyree, Manager of the Sears Hometown Store in Great Bend. “We could not have earned this without the support of our community, and we want to thank our customers for shopping with us throughout the year.”
Only 32 percent of Sears Hometown Stores receive this prestigious award, and this year, each store receiving Premier Store status will be given the opportunity to participate in special events along with other Premier Stores.
“We are thrilled to designate Chris and the Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend as a Premier Store, as a testament to the hard work and dedication shown each and every day to support the community,” said Will Powell, Senior Vice President / COO of Sears Hometown Stores and Outlet Stores, Inc. “We are committed to continually assisting Hometown Stores and their communities, so that customers everywhere can shop closer to home and enjoy the quality and value found at Sears.”
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. Sears Hometown Stores provide exceptional customer service along with a wide assortment of appliances, tools, mattresses, fitness equipment and lawn & garden merchandise. In addition, Sears Hometown Store associates can order anything from the entire selection of merchandise offered by Sears Holdings including apparel, footwear, jewelry and much more for the customer, much with free shipping. This unique format allows customers in small communities to have access to the great products and brands usually found only in Sears’s stores.