Tammy Patton

Wine Buyer, Walmart

Tammy Patton is the Wine Buyer for Walmart, Inc. covering the West Region. She has a decade of retail experience with responsibility for Adult Beverage categories during the last five years spanning Wine, Spirits and Non-Alcoholic Mixers. Tammy began her career in Merchandising at Walmart following the completion of her Juris Doctor (JD) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Arkansas. She graduated from Walmart’s Merchant Leadership Program providing training in each of the cross-functional roles of merchandising including buying, financial planning, business analytics, category development, modular execution, pricing and replenishment. Her previous experience in traditional grocery consumer packaged goods (CPG) categories on both the supplier and retailer side of the grocery business has imparted a unique perspective to her tenure as a wine merchant where she has implemented a customer-focused category strategy, launched successful innovation, developed quality control labels, expanded into new grocery markets, and pioneered e-Commerce initiatives. Her leadership has fostered consistent category and share growth, driving industry disruption and demonstrating the category’s value to the overall grocery basket which has consequently cultivated company category prioritization and significant capital expenditure investment. Tammy is WSET Level 2 Wines Certified and currently preparing for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines.


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Dejah S.

Wine & Spirits Specialist, K&L Wine Merchants