the meaning of "ration"

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Korea, Korean
The Coke that is made from sugar for Jews who avoid corn during Passover has become so popular among cane-sugar fans that some stores have taken to rationing it.

This is from an article in the New York Times.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, "ration" means to "control the amount of something".
But I don't think that definition fits well with the sentence above.
I think the underlined phrase means "some stores have started stocking it"
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
  • JamesM

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    I think the sentence actually means that the stores limit the number of bottles (or cans) that a particular customer can buy. This is very rare but I have seen it done with other products in great demand.
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