Yum 3Q same-store sales fall 14% in China

Yum 3Q same-store sales fall 14% in China

Supplier food safety scandal impacted results in the country

A same-store sales decline of 14 percent in Yum! Brands Inc.’s China division negatively impacted earnings for the Sept. 6-ended third quarter, the company said Tuesday.

The Louisville, Ky.-based parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell said systemwide sales in its China division fell 9 percent in the wake of a July 20 televised undercover report on the improper food handling practices of supplier Shanghai Husi. Yum ended its relationship with Shanghai Husi, as well as it

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