MONTREAL — After Metro Inc. here posted quarterly earnings and margins that exceeded expectations, one analyst questioned whether the retailer could sustain it. Metro said strong sales — as well a continued recovery from price competition and internal technology and distribution issues that hurt performance a year ago — helped boost adjusted net earnings by 9.9% to $66 million (U.S.) during the fiscal first quarter, which ended Dec. 20. Excluding one-time charges for store conversions this ...

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