Ovens on display at the Sears Appliance Showroom at the Market Place in Irvine.
///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: business.sears.0618 Ð 6/12/14 Ð NICK AGRO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
This story is about the ‘other’ Sears. A year and a half ago, struggling
Sears Holdings spun off its smaller format stores, which became another
company called Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores (SHOS). That company is now
in the midst of the expansion in California but also faces some fiscal
challenges. The average consumer doesn’t know that the Sears in malls and
the Sears Appliance Showrooms are owned by different companies – and that
may be in both companies’ favor.