Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. is a retailer that sells home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods and tools. The company has four subsidiary store formats: Sears Hometown, Sears Outlet, Sears Hardware and Appliance, and Sears Home Appliance Showrooms. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores was founded on April 23, 2012. The company was spun off from Sears Holdings in 2012.