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Pocky Sticks to the Local Community
#3 case study February 18, 2023

Pocky Sticks to the Local Community

 A Heartfelt Contribution – How Happen Ventures Helped Donate Two Truckloads of Pocky Sticks to the Local Community


When a customer found themselves with a surplus of Pocky Sticks nearing their expiration date, they sought a solution that would not only free up valuable warehouse space but also benefit the local community. Happen Ventures, an expert in beneficial reuse, stepped in to help with their innovative approach to repurposing items that might otherwise go to waste.

The Challenge:

The customer was facing an imminent deadline for Pocky Sticks that were fast approaching their expiration date. With limited options for selling or repurposing the products, they needed an effective solution to utilize these items while ensuring the safety and satisfaction of the recipients. Moreover, the customer desired to free up valuable warehouse space to accommodate new inventory.

The Solution:

Happen Ventures swiftly took action, collaborating with the manufacturer to obtain an expiration extension for the Pocky Sticks. This innovative move enabled the customer to donate the items without compromising safety or quality. By redistributing these sweet treats to the local community, Happen Ventures demonstrated their commitment to creating a positive impact on people’s lives while addressing the customer’s needs.

The Process:

Expiration Extension Negotiation:

Happen Ventures worked closely with the manufacturer to secure an expiration extension, ensuring the Pocky Sticks remained safe for consumption and suitable for donation.

Community Collaboration:

Happen Ventures identified local organizations and distribution channels to facilitate the donation of Pocky Sticks to community members in need.

Logistics Management:

Coordinating the transport of two truckloads of Pocky Sticks, Happen Ventures efficiently managed the pickup, transportation, and distribution process to minimize disruption to the customer’s operations.

The Results:

With the help of Happen Ventures’ innovative approach, the customer achieved the following outcomes:

  • Successfully donated two truckloads of Pocky Sticks to the local community, providing a sweet treat to many children during a challenging time.
  • Freed up valuable warehouse space for new inventory, enhancing operational efficiency.
  • Strengthened its reputation as a socially responsible company committed to supporting local communities.


Happen Ventures’ commitment to beneficial reuse and creative problem-solving allowed the customer to turn a potential waste issue into an opportunity to delight and support the local community. By efficiently managing the logistics and collaborating with key stakeholders, Happen Ventures demonstrated the power of innovative solutions in addressing the needs of businesses while creating a lasting, positive impact on those who need it most.

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