Milwaukie-based NatureBake is merging into its popular Dave's Killer Bread brand.
Customers snatch up 400,000 loaves of Dave's Killer Bread every week. The brand's available in 10 states, and there are plans to expand to several more within the next year, its 49-year-old namesake Dave Dahl said.
It became clear the brand was the future of NatureBake, rooted in a bakery opened in 1955 by Dave's father, Jim. Brother Glenn purchased the business in 1988, then Dave joined in 2004 after his release from prison. He spent a combined 15 years incarcerated on drug-related charges before leaving behind the lifestyle. By 2005, he was selling bread at the Farmers Market. At the time, NatureBake had 35 employees.
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