Mexican anti-competition watchdogs have fined FEMSA for refusing to provide information for a probe in beer distribution throughout the country.

Mexico's Federal Competition Commission handed FEMSA a fine of MXN2.8m (US$262,000) after turning down the company's appeal against an earlier ruling.

According to reports, FEMSA failed to provide information for a 2004 investigation into possible anti-competitive practices in beer distribution.

FEMSA officials could not be reached for comment as just-drinks went to press.