Big global fashion house Hugo Boss is headquartered in smallish Metzingen, Germany. Mark Landler of the NYTimes finds this peculiar, calling Metzingen a "one-horse town" and a "Podunk location," but helpfully explains that this is a "tradition in German business: the strong global company with parochial roots."
Oh. That's a German tradition? Wonder if they've heard about it in Bentonville and Cincinnati?