In a news article from Australia, a Kmart spokesperson said, “Kmart Australia regrets the decision to range the bride costume.”
I checked various dictionaries including OED, but I could not find an appropriate explanation that makes sense in this sentence.
Is this a meaning unique in Australian English, or is this a typo?
The article refers to Kmart removing the costume after a petition was signed to have it removed. Kmart is saying they’re sorry to have included it in their range of products they carry.
I, too, cannot find a reference to this particular use of the verb range. Even behind the paywall Macquarie’s Dictionary of Australian English doesn’t have it. However, I read the article and it’s clear from context.