Retail Roundup—Express launches pop-up; Kroger, Chase introduce mobile payments

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Kroger now offers mobile payments through Chase. (Image: Kroger)

Express launches Ohio pop-up

Express has created a pop-up shop in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The holiday store will feature Express products and a number of locally made gifts and host local events. (Columbus Dispatch)

European property firm bids on Westfield

Europe's biggest property firm made a bid for U.S. and U.K. shopping mall operator Westfield for $16 million. Unibail-Rodamco's move is an effort to create a global leader in a sector battling online shopping. (Reuters)

Kroger teams with Chase for mobile payments 

Kroger is teaming up with Chase Pay to offer mobile payments starting with select retail locations and e-commerce programs. The step is part of Kroger's goal to accelerate digital and e-commerce transformation while increasing shareholder value. (PR Newswire)

Millennials visit multiple grocery stores

Millennials are more likely than other demographics to shop three or more retail stores for groceries each week. According to the report from Acosta, pricing is the No. 1 factor driving millennials to shop around. (Supermarket News)