About Us

Our markets were created out of our family's love and passion for delicious, healthy foods and inspired by families looking for a place where they'd love to shop and be proud to call their own. The flow of our markets is designed to be easy and convenient. The environment is relaxed and well organized. It's the kind of place you'll feel comfortable running into for a quick gift or a forgotten item. Most importantly, it's a place where you can shop at your own pace, mingle freely with staff and friends, and discover something new each time you visit.

Whether it's your first time shopping with us or you've been a loyal customer for years, we promise to always do our best to make you feel like family.

Kris Kowalski Christiansen and Mary Anne Kowalski
Kris Kowalski Christiansen and Mary Anne Kowalski

Our Awards

Thanks to the 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.

Kowalski's and Mary Anne Kowalski holding EY Entrepreneur of the Year trophies
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Kowalski's is WBENC Certified

As a women-owned business, we recognize the strength and value of women's voices and achievements. Kowalski's owner Mary Anne Kowalski and CEO Kris Kowalski Christiansen are constantly working to improve the grocery industry and local communities through their civic leadership.

Certification by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. This means one or more women must have unrestricted control of the business, a demonstrated management of day-to-day operations, and a proportionate investment of capital or expertise. To become certified, business owners undergo a thorough vetting process, including a review of business documentation and a site visit.

Because of this thorough process, WBENC Certification is considered the gold standard for women-owned business certification and is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations, in addition to some states, cities, and other entities.