Havmor Ice Cream: Havmor was founded by Satish Chandra Chona as ‘Have More’ in 1944 in Colonial India in Karachi (now in Pakistan).
Havmor Ice Cream
Chona was an engineer who used to work for BOAC (of British Airways). After his day job he started working at his uncle’s restaurant, where he learnt to make ice-creams. After partition, he shifted to Dehradun, where he started a small shop. Later, he moved to Indore and then eventually to Gujarat. There, Chona set up the first outlet on Relief Road. In 1960s, the brand name was changed from ‘Have More’ to ‘Havmor’.
In 2017, Lotte Confectionery, a South Korean company acquired Havmor for ₹1,020 crore (US$140 million). The then Managing Director of the company, Ankit Chona, who is grandson of founder Satish Chona, told “If someone takes the business and makes it grow much faster and take it to the national level, then we are happy to look at the brand going into a such suitable hands.