AmBev has said that it has no knowledge of an investigation into its marketing practices in Brazil, following a local report.

Brazilian competition officials have begun an investigation into alleged anticompetitive practices by AmBev, according to a report by Bloomberg today (18 December).

An AmBev spokesperson in Brazil told just-drinks that the beer firm has "not been notified" of any investigation, however.

AmBev is a division of global brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev and is the dominant brewer in Brazil.