Fastfood operator Yum! Brands Inc, the operator of KFC and Pizza Hut outlets, has opened its largest distribution in
“We desire to grow in so many places in
He said with the new logistic centre, the company could grow with the pace of its restaurant expansion. Yum!, China’s biggest restaurant chain operator with more than 1,700 KFC and Pizza Hut outlets at present, has maintained a pace of opening about 300 new stores per year over the last few years.
The new centre in the western Taopu area of
The company plans to build or upgrade distribution centres in five more locations in
It estimates its 16 distribution centres across the country at present will handle more than 30 million boxes of supplies in total next year and grow by 20% annually in future.
The company has stopped buying poultry from suppliers in bird-flu hit areas, according to Yum! spokeswoman Wang Qun.