UPDATE 1-Sales to repair shops drive AutoZone profit

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(Adds earnings details) CHICAGO, May 27 (Reuters) - AutoZone Inc. , the largest U.S. auto parts retailer, on Tuesday said its quarterly earnings rose, driven by higher sales of replacement parts to car repair centers. A 30-percent jump in commercial sales helped offset flat sales to "do-it-yourself" customers at retail outlets open at least one year, AutoZone said. AutoZone is pushing to expand sales to the professional car repair market as growth at its retail stores has slowed ...

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