Awards

Thanks to the raving support of our loyal customers, we've been fortunate to receive a lot of awards. Thanks to all of you who continue to support Kowalski's. That's the best award we could ever get.

  • 2012 Creative Choice Award for Advertising - Best Television Commercial
  • 2011 Minnesota Dietetic Association Golden Apple
  • 2011 Outstanding Independent Community-Based Retailer, Jim and Mary Anne Kowalski - Progressive Grocer
  • Service to Humanity Honoree, Jim Kowalski - 2010 United Hospital Foundation
  • Working with Experience 2009 Award
  • 2009 American Business Ethics Award Finalist
  • Best Gourmet Grocery — 2006 Best of the Twin Cities, City Pages
  • Best Gourmet Grocery — 2005 Best of the Twin Cities, City Pages
  • 2005 Starr Award for Interior Design — Minnesota Shopping Center Association
  • 2005 Employer of the Year — The Arc of Minnesota
  • 2004 Employer of the Year — Merrick, Inc. and AbiliTech Enterprises
  • Mary Anne Kowalski 2002 Woman of the Year — Women Grocers of America, National Grocers Association
  • Best Gourmet Grocery — 2002 Best of the Twin Cities, City Pages
  • Best Run Family Grocery Store — Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
  • 2000 Starr Award for Design & Architecture — Minnesota Shopping Center Association
  • 2001 Creative Choice Award for Best Non-Price Print Ad — National Grocers Association
  • Best Rotisserie Chicken — Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
  • 2001 Gold Medal Award — Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
  • 1990 Grocer of the Year — Minnesota Grocers Association
  • Employer of the Year St. Paul Rehabilitation Award
  • Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Spirit & Participation - State of Minnesota
  • Best Small Retail Full Service Business Award — KSTP-TV Channel 5