Yum: China recovery proceeding slower than expected

Yum: China recovery proceeding slower than expected

Same-store sales in the division rise 2 percent during the third quarter

Yum! Brands Inc. reported Tuesday that same-store sales turned positive in its important China market during the third quarter ended Sept. 5, but recovery is proceeding more slowly than expected.

Same-store sales for the China division rose 2 percent, the first positive reading in a year, following a food safety scare in the country that led to a steep drop in sales at the company’s brands there.

Sales were positive elsewhere in the world. Same-store sales for its thre

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