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DIRIGO STORIES: Maine-born energy bar brand expands

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- A young entrepreneur is marking a big milestone. He turned a backpack business into a coast-to-coast operation. Redd, an energy bar created by Alden Blease, of Bowdoinham, is now being sold in 1,000 stores across the country. “Here we are definitely a scrappy group,” Blease said. “We find ways to innovate and overcome obstacles.” Blease's current obstacle at his office space in Brunswick is perfecting a recipe for his energy bar brand that he developed in college at the University of Maine. “I didn't have a lot of money, didn't have a lot of meal funds, running...

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