All 56 employees at the Foods Co at 8200 Rosedale Highway will be permanently laid off or reassigned to other stores in early February, the grocery store's operator has notified local authorities.

No reason for the closure was stated in the notification letter dated Nov. 25.

The store is part of the Compton-based chain that operates Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores. The chain is a subsidiary of Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co.