Episode 9: Interview with Kris Kowalski Christiansen of Kowalski’s Markets


In this episode of Family Business Success podcast, Brad Johnston interviews Kris Kowalski Christiansen, she’s a second-generation leader of Kowalski’s Markets, with their 11 successful stores in an extremely competitive grocery market in Minneapolis / St. Paul metropolitan area. Their story of innovation and a unique approach to employee relations through civic governance are inspirational and informative.  


About Kowalski’s Markets

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.

Brad Johnston