Retail Roundup—Sephora tops personalization; Nyx launches rewards

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Sephora wins top retailer for personalization.

Nyx launches rewards program

Nyx Professional Makeup has introduced a loyalty program and app. Members of the Makeup Crew get access to rewards, shoppable content and in-app promotions for shopping in store, online or on the app. (Drugstore News)

Macy's to hire fewer holiday workers

Macy's announced it would hire 80,000 seasonal holiday workers, down from 83,000 last year. However, the number of workers will be up 20% from other seasons of the year and will include about 18,000 staff to fulfill online orders, adding 3,000 shipping and packaging staff from last year. For comparison, Macy's operates 70 fewer stores this holiday season than it did in 2016. (CNBC

Sephora is top for personalization

In an analysis of 100 top retailers, Sephora grabbed the top spot for its personalization tactics on platforms including web, email and mobile apps. JustFab came in second place, followed by Walmart, Net-a-Porter, eBay, Nordstrom, REI, Matches Fashion, Home Depot and Abercrombie & Fitch. (Glossy)

FTC close to approving Walgreens and Rite Aid deal

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is revising its agreement to buy Rite Aid Corp. in order to get FTC approval. Walgreens has been trying to fix outstanding antitrust concerns for almost two years but is finally in the end stages of negotiations that would give it more than 2,000 Rite Aid locations. (Bloomberg)