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Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Selects NEC To Be Its Point-of-Sale Provider In IT Transformation

Retail hardware from NEC provides a reliable and cost effective solution that compliments Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Smart Business Model

Irving, TX – September 7, 2017 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking, retail and biometric solutions, today, announced it will be the new point-of-sale (POS) provider to all 1,000 Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores locations throughout the United States.

Known as a global leader in retail solutions, NEC deployed more than 2,400 POS terminals to 1,000 Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores throughout the U.S. in three months. Each store is equipped with the cost-effective, efficient NEC G5200 POS that features a sleek, sophisticated all-in-one design.

"We are thrilled to be working with NEC on this initiative. The NEC G5200 POS gives us the capacity to grow for years to come," said Casey Kelly, Director of Program Management at Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. "We are making significant progress toward eliminating our reliance on our former parent company's IT systems as we establish a new, improved, and independent technology footprint. We are very pleased with the technical and aesthetic upgrades the new machines bring to our Hometown, Home Appliance Showroom, Appliance & Hardware, and Outlet formats."

NEC worked directly with Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores to understand their Smart Business Model to provide a cost effective POS solution that benefits their business owners' bottom line. With more than 30 years of experience providing innovative solutions to retailers, NEC works with over 100,000 retail stores worldwide to improve their in-store and customer service.

"We are excited to be a strategic business partner to Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores during their IT transformation," said Shin Takahashi, President and Chief Executive Officer at NEC Corporation of America. "Our company focus is to deliver security, safety and operational efficiency to our customers by leveraging our broad technology portfolio we call the Smart Enterprise."

Matt Worley, Vice President of Retail Solutions for NEC Corporation of America, stated, "Our smart retail solutions enable retailers to create seamless, connected and personalized customer experiences. Bringing the G5200 POS to Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores was the first step to enhancing the purchasing experience in their stores. NEC is proud to help them reach better business results faster in their IT transformation."

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About NEC Corporation of America
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry's strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash customers’ productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today's most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 140 countries and $29.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit

About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, hardware, tools and lawn and garden equipment. Hometown stores are designed to provide our customers with in-store and online access to a wide selection of national brands of home appliances, tools, lawn and garden equipment, sporting goods and household goods, depending on the particular format. Outlet stores are designed to provide our customers with in-store and online access to new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, reconditioned, overstocked, and scratched and dented products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods and tools at prices that are significantly lower than list prices. As of April 29, 2017, the company and its independent dealers and independent franchisees operated a total of 1,012 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. The principal executive offices are located at 5500 Trillium Boulevard, Suite 501, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192 and the telephone number is (847) 286-7000.

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