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 afterhis 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