After drinking Hediard Tea all day, we feel inspired to talk more about this great French tea. Here are some key dates in the history of Hediard.
1832 – Birth of Ferdinand Hediard in La Loupe, a village near Chartres.
1854 – Ferdinand Hediard opens his first shop in Notre Dame de Lorette street in Paris named “Comptoir d’epices et des colonies” (spices and colonies counter).
1867 – First Universal Exhibition in Paris. Hediard becomes officially well-known with a publication in “L’officiel”
1872 – Wedding of Ferdinand Hediard wih Marguerite Martin; Birth of Marie-Blanche two years later. Opening of the Madeleine boutique 21, place de la Madeleine.
1898 – Death of Ferdinand Hediard, the “traveler immobile”
1935 – Jean and Germaine Kusel, Ferdinand Hediard’s grand children continue to manage the company after his death.
1950-60 – Hediard begins to expand with branches in Paris and points-of-sale all over France.
1973 – First implantation in Japan.
1995 – Michel Pastor takes control of the company.
1996 – Opening of the restaurant “La Table d’Hediard”, place de la Madeleine.
2007 – 5 integrated boutiques in Paris, 20 boutiques and more than 100 retailers in France, 20 boutiques and more than 200 retailers worldwide.