Sears customers saved over $80 million in energy costs by choosing
ENERGY STAR qualified major appliances in 2011
TORONTO, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX SCC) has been named
the 2012 ENERGY STAR® Retailer of the Year by Natural Resources Canada. This is the 5th year in a row that Sears received this prestigious award from the
Government of Canada for empowering customers to reduce their energy
use, and the sixth time overall since the program started in 2003.
"Sears Canada is proud to be a leader in promoting energy efficiency,"
said Calvin McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer at Sears
Canada. "Sears considers the ENERGY STAR program to be an important
component to the offering we make to our customers to help them save
energy, and we are pleased to have been named as Canada's leading
retailer in this area by the Government of Canada."
Sears offers the largest selection of ENERGY STAR qualified products in
Canada, helping customers save money in the face of rising energy
prices. This includes central air conditioners, tankless water
heaters, windows and doors and major household appliances and
Sears Canada is celebrating its fifth ENERGY STAR Retailer of the Year
award in a row with five great benefits to customers:
Most sold and most saved: In 2011, Sears Canada sold over 950,000 ENERGY STAR qualified products,
including major appliances which the Company estimates saved its
customers over $80 million in energy costs.
Widest selection: Sears offers over 3,500 ENERGY STAR qualified products, and accounts
for 100% of windows and doors, over 95% of dishwashers, televisions,
dehumidifiers and tankless water heaters and over 80% of refrigerators
and clothes washers.
Available coast to coast: Approximately 85% of Canadians live within a 20 minute drive of a
Lowest prices and flexible financing: Sears offers Price Protection Plus , by which it will match any
competitor's advertised price for up to 90 days (details in store).
Sears also provides a wide and flexible range of financing options.
Knowledgeable sales associates: Sears associates have been trained to help customers understand the
benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified products.
Here are some ENERGY STAR qualified major appliances on sale this
weekend (Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10) at Sears:
Kenmore 18.5 cu ft ENERGY STAR fridge (item #69932)
$849.00 (Reg. 949.99)
Kenmore Elite front-load steam laundry pair with AST technology
ENERGY STAR Washer (item #49003)
Dryer (item #89003)
$1899.98 (Reg. (2399.98)
Whirlpool ENERGY STAR tall tub dishwasher (item #92182)
$399.99 (Reg. $499.99)
Leadership in Sustainability
Sears Canada made a commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of its
retail operations by 20% below 2007 levels by 2013. Sears is on track
to meet this target ahead of schedule and has renewed its commitment to
achieve a 50% reduction by 2020. Sears is also committed to offering
its customers environmentally preferable products and fostering a
culture of sustainability with its associates. For more information on
Sears sustainability initiatives visit www.sears.ca/csr.
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes
196 corporate stores, 271 hometown dealer stores, 29 home services
showrooms, over 1,500 catalogue and online merchandise pick-up
locations, 105 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance,
repair and installation network. The Company also publishes Canada's
most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online
SOURCE Sears Canada Inc.
For further information:
Contact for Media: Alicia Richler
Sears Canada, Corporate Communications