Local Sears Outlet Store is one of 20 stores in the U.S. to earn prestigious national honor for outstanding customer service.

The Sears Outlet Store of Newark has been named a 2015 “Sears Outlet Premier Store” for consistently offering the highest level of customer service, as well as outstanding store performance and quality standards.

Located in the University Plaza at Chapman Road and Route 273, the Newark store was one of only 20 locations throughout the United States to receive this national recognition this past quarter.

“We strive to serve our community with the highest-level of customer service, so this recognition speaks volumes to the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our employees,” said Keith S Markowitz, owner and operator of the Sears Outlet in Newark. “To be honored as a Premier Store is a direct reflection of their tenacity as well as the support of our community. We couldn’t have earned this achievement without either and want to thank our customers for their continued patronage.”

Only 12 percent of Sears Outlet Stores receive this prestigious award. As part of this honor, each Premier Store will be given the opportunity to participate in special events along with other Premier Stores throughout the year.

“Keith S. Markowitz and his employees set a prime example for all other stores in our system to follow,” said Will Powell, CEO and President of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc., which operates Sears Outlet Stores. “Naming the Sears Outlet Store of Newark as a Premier Store is a testament to their strong commitment in serving their local community above and beyond what is typically expected.”

The Sears Outlet Store in Newark offers all of the top 10 appliance brands, including exclusive names like Kenmore® that can only by found in the store formats of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation and its respective affiliates.

In addition to offering Kenmore, the Newark store is the only place in town where customers can find an incredible selection of Maytag®, KitchenAid®, Whirlpool®, Bosch®, Frigidaire® and GE® appliances, as well as a large assortment of mattresses.