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Top 10 trends at the 2018 San Francisco Fancy Food Show

Imagine 220,000 square feet devoted to specialty food items, and you get to sample them all. That was our challenge this weekend at the annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, where more than 1,400 gourmet food purveyors from around the world brought their cheeses, oils, chocolates, sauces, crackers, ice creams, teas and everything else you can fathom in the hopes of landing their products in a grocery store or restaurant near you. The trade-industry show, now in its 43rd year, runs through Jan. 23. We sipped, crunched and savored our way through the gourmet food spectacle to find...

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Professional Endurance Athlete Garrett Kenyon On Running as a Full Time Job

There’s no sport quite like running, and there’s no one quite as crazy as a runner. That’s why Garrett Kenyon, a professional plant-based distance runner on the rise, is a perfect fit for Team Redd - we’re not so sane ourselves. The Redd community is full of people who are nuts in the best possible way: striving for impossible goals, throwing themselves into life, totally head-over-heels for whatever adventure inspires their lives. Garrett embodies the unconventional life that drives us here at Redd HQ to create uncompromised nutrition: plant protein, powerful superfoods and positive energy. We chatted with Garrett about...

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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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