CALIDA, the bodywear specialist, is to launch a new e-commerce service this month. CALIDA's first electronic shop is due to open in the UK in the next few days. The UK market has been selected as the testing ground for this new project. Electronic CALIDA shops are scheduled to open next spring in Switzerland and Germany, and they will be operated in close cooperation with existing retailers. The UK has been chosen as the company's trial e-tail market. The new website will allow UK shoppers to select items from the Calida basic daywear and nightwear collections for women and men, order goods online and have them delivered to their home. The UK is an ideal test market, the company said, because the Calida brand is not represented by dedicated retail outlets there. The experience gained by operating the UK site will be evaluated by CALIDA and will form the basis for services in other markets. The site at