SPARTAN POPS TOP ON STRAIGHT UP SOFT DRINKS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here is hoping to make a dent in teen drug abuse by stocking a line of locally produced soft drinks that deliver a positive message to today's teens.Spartan stocks Straight Up -- whose mission statement, "Straight Up is being positive and productive and not using drugs and alcohol," is printed on its label -- in about 25 of its member stores, said Gary Evey, a

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here is hoping to make a dent in teen drug abuse by stocking a line of locally produced soft drinks that deliver a positive message to today's teens.

Spartan stocks Straight Up -- whose mission statement, "Straight Up is being positive and productive and not using drugs and alcohol," is printed on its label -- in about 25 of its member stores, said Gary Evey, a Spartan Stores spokesman.

"This is a good merchandising tool for the stores," E

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