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  • The concept has proved successful for retailers and restaurateurs, who deploy pop-ups to create excitement about limited-time offerings.

    Shaping Up at the Pop-Up

  • Gilt, for example, grew quickly in the wake of the recession with limited-time online "flash sales."

    New York Start-Ups Ride Tech Boom

  • P&G released limited-time retro versions of its Tide, Bounce and Downy brands in Target stores earlier this week.

    New! Improved! (and Very Old)

  • The first ads tout the limited-time California Whopper $4.49, with guacamole, Swiss cheese and bacon and a re-intro of the Breakfast Croissan'wich.

    Burger King freshens fast-food image, kicks King to the curb

  • It's the latest in a proliferation of websites like Groupon and Living Social that offer limited-time, deeply discounted deals on everything from hamburgers to handbags and facials to ferry rides.

    Meet Groupacho: L.A.'s New, Latino-Centric Answer To Groupon

  • Flash-sale sites like HauteLook represent a small but growing segment of the luxury market that offers fashion items in limited-time sales to members, often at a discount.

    Nordstrom's Profit Rises 25%

  • Originally intended as a limited-time release to promote the movie's debut on 3-D Blu-ray next month, the film is likely to extend its theatrical run, according to Dave Hollis , Disney's executive vice president for theatrical sales and distribution, pending talks with theater owners.

    'Lion King' Holds Box-Office Lead, Topping 'Moneyball'

  • The strategy takes advantage of a limited-time offer: Under the Tax Relief Act of 2010, the federal gift-tax exemption increases to $5 million from $1 million for individuals through 2012, after which the exemption is scheduled to revert to $1 million.

    Milking a Business for Retirement

  • IHOP on Thursday brought the Southern-inspired combination of fried chicken and waffles to its locations nationwide with a new limited-time offer.

    IHOP Does Chicken & Waffles

  • Toshiba, for example, has offered an entry-level Ultrabook—which ordinarily sells for $799—in a limited-time promotion at electronics retailer Best Buy Co. for $699 during the holiday season.

    For PCs, Hope in Slim Profile


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