Kowalski s Markets is a family-owned chain of supermarkets. Jim and Mary Anne Kowalski purchased Red Owl Country Store in 1986 in White Bear Lake, Minn., and converted it to Kowalski s Markets. The company added a central bakery in 1991 to supply their stores with fresh bakery products at a better value. Kowalski s Markets operates several stores and offers online shopping options. Its stores feature bakery, deli, dairy, frozen foods, grocery, meat, produce and seafood departments. Additionally, the stores feature gift items, Kowalski s signature products, flowers and plants and sushi bars. Kowalski s Markets has received several awards and recognitions. It also supports various community and fundraising activities. Kowalski s Markets maintains a presence in St. Paul, Minn.