Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown's Jonathan Ziegler rolled out research coverage of the U.S. Food Retail industry late last week with the initiation of 10 supermarket companies. Shares of Albertson's Inc. (ABS -- $35.50), Safeway Inc. (SWY -- $46.13) and Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFMI -- $38.13) were started with an investment rating of STRONG BUY, while shares of Costco Companies Inc.