Debenhams will launch a half price Sale tomorrow, two weeks after Marks & Spencer kicked off the Easter discounting season.
The department store group will also unveil its first half trading performance tomorrow morning.
Compshop said that 14% of retailers were on Sale this weekend, with 18% trading combination and 68% trading prime.
Matalan has also launched a half price Sale.
Separately The Sunday Telegraph said that Debenhams chairman John Lovering was considering stepping down from his position see the weekend newspaper round up for more.