Yum China narrows same-store sales decline in October

Yum China narrows same-store sales decline in October

Analyst casts doubts on company’s ability to recoup sales in near future despite improvement

Yum! Brands Inc. narrowed its same-store sales decline in its struggling China division in October, reporting a 5-percent decrease for the month.

Same-store sales for the Louisville, Ky.-based company’s China division dropped 7 percent at KFC, offset by a 10-percent increase at Pizza Hut Casual Dining.

Still, it was the company’s best performance in eight months in China, where negative publicity surrounding the country’s supply of chicken gained tra

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