Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. (FEMSA" or the "Company") (NYSE:FMX; BMV:FEMSA UBD), Mexico's largest and one of Latin America's leading beverage companies, today reported consolidated net sales of Ps. 11.400 billion for the third quarter of 2000, an increase of 13.0% over the third quarter of 1999.