Our Awards

Kowalski's and Mary Anne Kowalski holding EY Entrepreneur of the Year trophies
  • 2018 Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year – for Kowalski's White Bear Lake Market
  • 2017 Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year – for Kowalski's Woodbury Market
  • 2016 Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year – for Kowalski's Woodbury Market
  • 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Upper Midwest
  • 2016 EY 3rd Place Family Business, National
  • 2012 Top Women in Grocery, Senior Level Executive, Kris Kowalski Christiansen - Progressive Grocer
  • 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