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Press release from CNW Group

Corbeil Appliances Launches in the Greater Toronto Area

Friday, June 15, 2012

Corbeil Appliances Launches in the Greater Toronto Area06:00 EDT Friday, June 15, 2012TORONTO, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. today announced the grand opening of the first Corbeil store to be located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Vaughan, Ontario.  This 6,800 square foot store is the first of four Corbeil locations opening in the GTA this year, with three additional locations set to open in Richmond Hill, Burlington, and Mississauga.Known for its commitment to quality, selection, style and customer service, Corbeil offers a wide array of high-quality and energy efficient large and small appliances.  Corbeil also provides exceptional kitchen design services (cabinets and counters), quick delivery of its customers' new appliances, and free collection of their old ones.  The retailer's popular 36-month interest-free financing plan will be available in the GTA."The opening of Corbeil in the Toronto region reinforces Sears Canada's renewed focus on our core strengths and bringing exceptional customer service and value to our shoppers," said Calvin McDonald, President and CEO, Sears Canada.  "We pride ourselves in helping Canadians improve their home.  These new stores will allow us to provide our customers with an extended selection of high quality, durable appliances at competitive prices, everyday.  We invite GTA residents to discover what Corbeil has to offer firsthand by visiting our new location in Vaughan."Corbeil has been one of Canada's preeminent appliance specialists since 1949, with stores in almost every region of Quebec.  Now breaking into the GTA market, the Corbeil network includes over 30 locations, making it the largest network of stores in Canada specializing in appliances.  The newly launched store is located at 255 Bass Pro Mills Drive in Vaughan."Corbeil offers its clientele not only a large selection of quality products at guaranteed best prices, but also unbeatable service and exceptional expertise through its team of talented advisors," said Claude De Luca, Vice-President and General Manager at Corbeil.  "We are excited to introduce a new family of customers to the selection, service, and style that has made Corbeil a leader throughout Quebec and in Ottawa."Corbeil was added to the Sears portfolio through the purchase of Cantrex Group in 2005.  In April, Sears announced the agreement to sell its Cantrex Group operations to Nationwide Marketing Group, LLC, while maintaining ownership of Corbeil Electrique Inc.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 at www.sears.ca.For further information: Contact for Media:  Vincent Power Sears Canada, Corporate Communications (416) 941-4422 vpower@sears.ca