As the calendar year draws to a close, it's clear that 2007 has been a busy one for the industry. Judging by just-style's news and analysis over the past year, business in the apparel and footwear sector is more dynamic than ever. The last 11 months have thrown up some intriguing news stories - from the ongoing takeover dispute at Genesco to an audacious bid by Nike to prise the German football kit sponsorship from the home-bred Adidas Group. In this month's briefing, news editor Joe Ayling offers a month-by-month round up of the year's key industry happenings, from January through to November.