Sears Opens Four Pop-Up University Stores

    900 Sq. ft Stores Open at Brock, Western, McMaster & Queen's Universities

    TORONTO, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. will open its second of four
pilot Pop-Up stores at Western University on Monday, September 8, 2008. Just
in time for Back to School, the specialty pop-up stores at Brock, Western,
McMaster and Queen's Universities, will be offering the must-haves and wants
for University living, including: Housewares & Home Decor, Bed & Bath,
Electronics, Cosmetics and more.
    "We are excited about Sears Canada's introduction of mobile retailing
through pop-up stores in specialty markets," said Dene Rogers, President &
CEO, Sears Canada Inc. "A pop-up temporary storefront concept has been gaining
popularity in Canada, and Sears Canada is delighted to bring this concept to
four Canadian universities, at a relevant and exciting time like back to
    The University pop-up locations are approximately 900 square feet and
encompass a store-within-a-mobile-tent concept. Sears has carefully selected
merchandise geared for the younger-minded customer, with the trendiest in
fashion apparel, Home Décor and Housewares, along with must-have electronics
and sleep sets merchandised in one, convenient location. Each of the four
locations will also incorporate a recruitment area, to offer students the
opportunity to inquire about possible job opportunities at nearby Sears
stores, in addition to a Sears Travel and Sears MasterCard application kiosk.
    The four pop-up store locations will be housed during the month of
September, on the following dates:

    Brock University                  Thursday, September 4th & Friday,
                                      September 5th

    University of Western Ontario     Monday, September 8th & Tuesday,
                                      September 9th

    McMaster University               Thursday, September 11th & Friday,
                                      September 12th

    Queen's University                Friday, September 26th & Saturday,
                                      September 27th

    This release contains statements that are forward-looking. Actual results
or events may differ materially from those forecasted in this release because
of the risks and uncertainties associated with Sears Canada's business and the
general economic environment.

    Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 197 corporate
stores, 185 dealer stores, 45 home improvement showrooms, over 1,850 catalogue
merchandise pick-up locations, 106 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 at

For further information:

For further information: Katarina Kristanic, Sears Canada Inc., (416)

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