MorE than 50 yEars Of InnOvaTIOn and gROwTh

1962 1976

FrOm A pIONEErINg cONcEpT TO A succEss- Ful BusINEss mODEl

Inspired by the luncheon Vouchers introduced in 1954 in the united Kingdom, Jacques Borel brings the Ticket restaurant® meal voucher to the French market in 1962. In 1967, a government decree makes the meal voucher an officially reco- gnized employee benefit. Building on its success, the concept is exported to other countries beginning in 1976.

2000 2010


In the early 2000s, the pace of growth quickens and innovation is extended to new territories, with the introduction of Incentive & rewards solutions in Europe and Asia and the expansion of Expense management solutions via Ticket car® in latin America. In June 2010, following the demerger of Accor s Hospitality and prepaid services businesses, Accor services becomes Edenred. The new company begins operating on its own, defines its corporate mission project and suc- cessfully lists its shares on the NYsE Euronext paris stock exchange.

1976 2000

FrOm A lOcAl prEsENcE TO glOBAl lEADErsHIp

The Employee benefits business expands into the global marketplace, starting with Europe and then latin A m e ri c a , l e d b y t w o f l a g s hi p programs, Ticket restaurant® and Ticket Alimentación®. A subsidiary of the Accor group since 1983, the Ticket restaurant business turns a new corner and becomes Accor services in 1998.