Maine-born energy bar brand now in 1,000 stores nationwide

September 1st, 2017

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.

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