1867: Recognition from his peers - Universal Exhibition in Paris
from his peers
In 1867, Napoleon III held the Universal Exhibition in Paris. Among the 43,000 exhibitors, the Maison Hédiard particularly stood out for the quality of its products. The newspaper L'Officiel published a letter from the Minister of the Marine, in which he praised the excellence of Hédiard's vanilla.
This was the start of a tradition of official honours. Today, Hédiard has more than 120 medals recognizing its savoir-faire, a collection of national and international awards which underlines its leading place in the French fine grocery trade.