Kroger announced today that they have made a “meaningful investment” in Lucky’s Market. Lucky’s is a 17 store supermarket chain located in 13 states, and is based in Niwot, Colorado. Their format is natural and organic. Kroger states that the investment will “significantly accelerate Lucky’s Market’s growth in new and existing markets”. It has long been rumored that Lucky’s was looking for sites here in Minnesota; this new strategic partnership with Kroger may move up their timeline for an entry here.